iWR January 2018 Front Page
Nonetheless, the Narragansett Bay Estuary Program and its partners presented the most comprehensive scientific assessment of the estuary’s health to date.
The State of Narragansett Bay and Its Watershed report combines the work of numerous research partners in Massachusetts and Rhode Island. While most of the bay is in Rhode Island, 60 percent of the watershed lies within Massachusetts.
Some key findings are as follows.
The October 23 release of the report garnered national attention when the Environmental Protection Agency barred three agency scientists from speaking at the event as planned. One was to have given the keynote address. The scientists were allowed to attend.
The project’s steering committee is chaired by Judith Swift, Director of the Coastal Institute of the University of Rhode Island. Its Science Advisory Committee is chaired by John King, Professor of Oceanography at URI.
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