If you have never visited and explored the Rhode Island Shore you are missing a real treat. The water is warmer, the fish can be seen from the docks. I went on a private charter once out of Point Judith. I had to meet some people so I was early. Standing on the dock was amazed at the clarity of the water. It was like being in an aquarium. We need to make a greater effort here in NH to keep our end up.
I am a subscriber to a monthly magazine called Northeast Boating. It was once named Offshore Magazine. It is a big joke here about how excited I get when a new one arrives. Our own Lara Bricker is a regular contributor. She recently had a great article on Rye Harbor and Odiorne Point.When this rain stops we hope to be out on the water. My only boating this week has been dinghy paddling to switch on the bilge pump
In one of the last issues of the magazine I read an article about the completion of a far sighted public works project. It’s intent, to protect Narragansett Bay. The project is complete through phase 1 and has passed the test of eliminating CSO’s (combined sewerage overflows) into the Bay from the phase 1 area. I was not aware of this project and read no news at all about its conception nor completion. This project could be replicated here on the Seacoast. It is light years beyond the concept of the “Big Pipe”. It is also way beyond the backslapping for the Route101 paving project.
It is also logical, and straight forward in concept and execution. The best part is it’s all done underground, way under. Here are some links for your study. I was also struck by the content on the Narragansett Bay Commission Web site. It would seem that they have the mission right and the best people in place. The State of NH should consult with RI on this project. This should be the model for coastal communities with CSO’s and Bays
You can now if you are interested find lot’s more information. There are stories about the tunneling machine(custom) all sorts of press.
Now this is something I could get behind, much more so than Route 101 paving.
All the green designations are important, but it’s the blue that should be of paramount concern.