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Keep Rhode Island's waters clean!

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World Oceans Day is June 8th and we think it's the perfect opportunity to bring attention to Rhode Island's beautiful waters and heritage as the Ocean State.

This summer as we head out to the great blue waters of Rhode Island, we want to remind local leaders and businesses that it takes a continuing commitment to keep Rhode Island's waters clean. We've joined forces with local organizations and businesses to share this message and we ask you to join us. We're collecting signatures online for this letter to local officials. We'll put your signatures in writing and share this message with them on World Oceans Day:

To our local officials and fellow citizens:

There’s a reason Rhode Island is called the Ocean State. We may be the smallest state, but we have a lot of coastline and a big heart. We take pride in our beaches, our bays & our ponds. We swim. We fish. We surf. We sail. We always have. Our water is our heritage. It’s in our blood. It was our grandparents and our parents. And it will be our children’s. So let’s keep our waters clean. We own the state of our oceans - and we’re proud of it. That’s why we’re the Ocean State.

As local citizens, voters and consumers who use Rhode Island’s waters for drinking, for recreating, and for our businesses, we urge you – local officials, lawmakers, business owners, regulators, and fellow citizens – to do all you can to keep our water clean.

We support the organizations and businesses who are working to keep our water clean and we want you to support them with us.
We want you to address the stormwater pollution that closes our beaches to surfing, our ponds to swimming and our lakes to fishing; and
We want you to support the building of green infrastructure on the state and local level, so we can have safe water for our kids to surf in and for our parents to sail on.

We take great pride in our clean Ocean State and we ask you to help keep it that way.


the undersigned citizens, visitors, and businesses of Rhode Island

Save the Bay

Clean Ocean Access

Clean Water Action

Narragansett Bay Estuary Program

The Ocean Project

Friends of the Waterfront

Discover Newport

Sailors for the Sea

Charlestown Land Trust

What Grows On in Rhode Island

Ocean View Foundation

Handy Law, LLC

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