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January 28, 2013

Save The Bay Convenes Government and Community Leaders to Discuss Top Policy Priorities Affecting Narragansett Bay

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Save The Bay to host legislators, and state agency and municipal leaders to tackle the issues affecting the Bay and the economic health of Rhode Island.  Among the topics addressed will be climate adaptation, coastal flooding, and stormwater management.  Governor Chafee; Michael Lewis, Director of the Rhode Island Department of Transportation; and Janet Coit, Director of the Department of Environmental Management, to present.

WHAT:             2013 Bay Agenda Presentation & Discussion 

WHEN:             Monday, February 4 from 4:00p – 6:00p

WHERE:          Save The Bay Center, 100 Save The Bay Drive, Providence

**Photo opportunities and in-depth interviews with presenters available

Featured Presenters:

  • Janet Coit, Director, Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management
  • Michael Lewis, Director, Rhode Island Department of Transportation
  • Grover Fugate, Executive Director, Rhode Island Coastal Resources Management Council
  • Senator Susan Sosnowski, Chair, Senate Environment & Agriculture Committee
  • Representative Art Handy, Chair, House Environment & Natural Resources Committee

About Save The Bay

Founded in 1970, Save The Bay is a nonprofit member organization working to protect, restore and explore Narragansett Bay and its watershed. Save The Bay believes the Bay’s future depends on tomorrow’s leaders understanding how important the Bay is to our economy, environment and quality of life. The organization offers education programs to schools, community groups and the general public; protects Narragansett Bay by advocating for Bay-friendly legislation, reviewing permits and raising public awareness; and restores the Bay to full health through its extensive habitat restoration program.