Dear Members and Supporters,
As you may know, the Island received a shock when the RI Coastal Resources Management Council (CRMC) announced in January that they had awarded Champlin’s Marina an approval to extend their marina by 156’ out into the Great Salt Pond after closed door negotiations with Champlin’s and without any notice to the Public. The Committee for the Great Salt Pond, with its allies, the Town of New Shoreham, the Block Island Land Trust, and the Block Island Conservancy immediately objected to this unlawful procedure and started a dedicated campaign to not only force the CRMC to rescind this illegitimate approval but also to make sure this kind of back room dealing can never happen again.
We took the following steps:
And the Good News is that our efforts are starting to show early results:
Lastly, we could not do this without your support. If you have not already, please renew your membership, and generously donate to this important cause, either online by clicking the 'donate' button below or by sending your donation to The Committee for the Great Salt Pond, PO Box 1092, Block Island, RI 02807.
Photo Credit Erik Elwell