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A saltmarsh in Rhode Island

Rhode Island Statewide Natural Systems Demonstration RCPP

Project Summary

The Rhode Island State Conservation Committee (RISCC) and a host of partners are developing and implementing a suite of innovative natural systems-based conservation practices in three separate landscapes that represent coastal, inland and agricultural focused watersheds. The projects will be implemented at a large scale across these watersheds to directly impact aquatic habitat, water quality and quantity for each resource area. End Year: 2025.

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Priority Resource Concerns

Aquatic habitat, Concentrated erosion; Field sediment, nutrient and pathogen loss; Long term protection of land; Soil quality limitations; Terrestrial habitat

Priority Areas

Northern Rhode Island - Funding will be used to implement a suite of natural systems-based approaches including green infrastructure improvements, riparian buffers and stream corridor restoration to protect water quality in an inland, forested watershed.

Southern Rhode Island - Funding will be used to implement suite of natural system-based approaches including green infrastructure to protect water quality in a coastal saltwater pond.

Eastern Rhode Island - Funding will be used to implement a suite of natural system-based approaches including floodplain restoration and riparian buffer restoration to reduce impacts, erosion, sediment transport and nutrient loading into surface water.

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