The sand dunes are Block Island’s most important protective barrier against storms and sea level rise and dune protection is high on the list of the Committee’s priorities.  The Committee has been instrumental in getting dune protection legislation enacted so people and vehicles do not disturb them, and the next logical step is to provide specially designed walkways to provide safe beach access over the dunes.  The Committee designed and constructed three of these structures on Crescent Beach off of Corn Neck Road, just north of the Old Harbor Village.  The design allows removal and storage during the off season.

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