Thursday, September 17, 2009

Save The Bay Celebrates at Gooseneck Cove

On September 14th, Save The Bay and project partners celebrated the completion of the Gooseneck Cove restoration project in Newport. Tidal flow to this 64 acre salt marsh was restored through the replacement of culverts under Ocean Avenue and Hazard Road, and the removal of an old dam in the center of the marsh. Nearly 14 acres of the marsh had been lost due to constant inundation by both fresh and brackish water. Now, large areas of former marsh are growing again and wildlife is flourishing. Senator Jack Reed and RI Senate President Teresa Paiva Weed thanked the project partners and used the project of an excelent example of the success of state and federal funding partnerhips. Read more about the project on our Gooseneck Cove web page