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January 15, 2014

Statement on Governor Chafee’s Clean Water, Open Space, and Healthy Communities 2014 Bond Referendum

Save The Bay thanks Governor Chafee for including this $75MM request in his FY2015 budget. It is a big request designed to meet the state’s real need for investment in wastewater infrastructure, stormwater management, and flood prevention. 

Save The Bay is especially pleased to see $20MM in funding for the RI Clean Water Finance Agency to invest in wastewater and stormwater infrastructure, and $31.5MM linked to an array programs designed to restore natural buffers along our rivers coasts, expand floodplains, conserve valuable habitat and support public enjoyment of Rhode Island’s natural resources by investing in parks and recreational facilities like Rocky Point

We thank the Governor and look forward to working with leaders and members of the General Assembly to secure passage. 

Save The Bay members, please show your support for the Bond early by letting your legislators know that investing in clean water and a healthy future for Rhode Island is important to you.