Ocean and Coastal Conservation

Rhode Island

Whether you’re a beachgoer, kayaker, fisherman or scientist, or even if you simply just love the sea breeze, the Conservancy restores Rhode Island’s ocean and coastal environments for your enjoyment, for clean water and healthy lands, and for a strong Rhode Island economy.
It is impossible to consider Rhode Island’s nature without our beautiful coastline coming to mind. We’re all coastal in Rhode Island, and the health of our coastal waters is tied to the health of our lands and freshwater. At the Conservancy, we connect scientists and conservationists to tackle key environmental problems, rolling up our sleeves and getting our hands dirty to make positive change.
The staff at the Rhode Island chapter of The Nature Conservancy have many exciting projects going on.
Whether it be the innovative “Living Shoreline” project at the Narrow River in South County or the “Oysters Gone Wild” shell recycling program, the Conservancy is making great strides in protecting and restoring the Ocean State’s namesake.
Explore our features below to learn more!

Rhode Island's First Living Shoreline


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