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August, 2011 - It's the second summer after restoration and Jacob's Point salt marsh looks great! New plants are growing where pools of water and dead plants once stood. Invasive Phragmites has died back, and users of the East Bay bikepath have a great view of the marsh.

Read the latest reporting on the project in the Warren Times ( Nov. 3, 2010) and  WATCH THE VIDEO.

Read a great March 14, 2010 Warren Times article on Jacob's Point restoration.

March, 2010 - Construction at Jacob's Point is COMPLETE! Three new culverts were installed under the footpath tidal restriction. The clogged creeks have been cleared out and fish reservoirs have been created. Click Project Updates above for past updates and photos.

 

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Scientists try to reclaim Jacob's Point, EastBayRI.com - April 14, 2009   


Project Description

The Jacob’s Point salt marsh is a 47-acre marsh along the Warren River, and is bordered by the East Bay Bike path and the Audubon Society of Rhode Island’s boardwalk. The Jacob’s Point landscape includes salt marsh meadow, Phragmites australis, cattails, purple loosestrife, open water and mudflats.

Tidal flow into the interior of the marsh is restricted by collapsed culverts under an earthen footpath from the mainland to the upland at Jacob’s Point. This has caused extensive invasion of Phragmites australis, an invasive marsh grass, over the past ten years. The restoration plan includes replacing the collapsed culverts, cleaning out clogged creeks, and treating the invasive Phragmites.

Project funding is provided by a partnership between Restore America's Estuaries and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Natural Resources Conservation Service, and the Coastal Resources Management Council


Where is Jacob's Point? Link here to our Bay Mapto find out (scroll down on the left hand side of the page to find Jacob's Point).


Project Goals

The goals of the Jacob’s Point salt marsh restoration project are to:

  • restore tidal flow to the marsh.
  • reduce the amount of the invasive plant Phragmites australis
  • increase fish and bird usage of the marsh.
  • reduce the mosquito breeding areas.

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 Above is a photo of the footpath tidal restriction at Jacob's Point.

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If you have any questions about the restoration project, please contact Marci Cole at mcole@savebay.org or 401-272-3540, x113.

 

 
 
 
 
 
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