For 28 Years, the Committee for the Great Salt Pond Has Been Providing Environmental Protection for Block Island’s Most Important Natural Resource

The Great Salt Pond, with its shorelines and wetlands, provides Block Island with a beautiful, sheltered harbor that is a haven for recreational boating. It also provides a rich, diverse, and fragile ecosystem that deserves protection from the type of over-development that has ruined many other New England harbors with pollution.  The Committee for the Great Salt Pond was founded in 1986 to protect this resource through education, protective legislation, legal defense against overdevelopment and environmental stewardship.

Champlin’s Stop the Backroom Deal

In January, advocates for The Great Salt Pond received word that the RI CRMC 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. This unlawful procedure must be reversed and steps taken so that back room deals with marina developers never happen again.

Protect The Great Salt Pond On Block Island

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