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Rhode Island's coastal beaches are one of our state's greatest natural resources. Currently, the state has 124 licensed bathing facilities (69 of which are marine facilities) along about 400 miles of Narragansett Bay and Atlantic Ocean coastal waters. The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) is responsible for monitoring and managing the state's beach water quality program. Presently the "beach season" runs from one week before Memorial Day to one week after Labor Day. Federal funding from the BEACH Act of 2000 fully supports RIDOH's Bathing Beach Monitoring Program.


Take Action

Have you ever gotten sick from swimming and surfing in polluted Bay or ocean waters?

There is something that you can do.

Fill out the Rhode Island Department of Health's form. The information collected helps keep our Bay and coasts heathy for everyone.


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