Environment Council of Rhode Island

...building an ecologically healthy future in a sustainable economy

Rocky Point

Rocky Point has been an important cultural and recreational area for Rhode Islanders since the 1840s. Preserving this site in the face of development pressures took a combined effort by the City of Warwick, the State of Rhode Island and the Federal Government, with each partner making a significant financial contribution. The area they have succeeded in preserving is a one-mile stretch of coast line and it's magnificent views of Narragansett Bay including coastal bluffs, sandy beaches, wetlands and significant wildlife habitats. Now preserved, it will again become a recreational magnet for Rhode Islanders to treasure providing beach access, hiking trails and fishing in a very urban section of our state.

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John H. Chafee Outstanding Conservation Project/Program
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