Updated January 30 at 7:30pm
Natural Resources
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NEWPORT – The Rose Island Lighthouse Foundation last month announced a $100,000 campaign to restore the habitat for herons and other shoreline birds on the 17-acre island in Narragansett Bay, the Newport Daily News reported. more
PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Department of Environmental Management is accepting applications for the Local Agriculture and Seafood Act grants program, which offers grants to assist small or beginning farmers markets and promote the sale of Rhode Island-grown agricultural products and local seafood. more
The federal Environmental Protection Agency is accepting nominations for its 2015 Environmental Merit Awards, which will recognize environmental achievements during the past year. more
Inland Fishes of Rhode Island, a book depicting more than 70 species of fish found in Rhode Island’s ponds, streams and rivers, is available for purchase at R.I. Department of Environmental Management offices in Providence and South Kingstown. more
A new initiative linking 12 northeastern states will help farmers and forest owners adapt to climate changes, according to the University of Rhode Island, which has a lead role. more
Rhode Island will soon have the country’s next national park. A project that has been decades in the making, the Blackstone River Valley National Historical Park, now only needs the president’s signature. more
The Central Landfill – the final repository for much of Rhode Island’s trash – is filling up and costs are on the rise, which could mean higher fees for many state residents. more
Gov. Lincoln D. Chafee awarded $3.85 million to 15 Rhode Island communities, land trusts and conservation organizations Monday to protect more than 1,000 acres of open space and farmland. more
An energy report on Thursday predicted Rhode Island could generate enough electricity from wind to power nearly 300,000 homes in 2030. more
Governor-elect Gina M. Raimondo said she will reappoint Janet L. Coit as director of the state Department of Environmental Management, and will submit her name to the Senate next month for reconfirmation. more
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