Rhode Island Coastal Zone

East Beach - http://www.riparks.com/eastbeach.htm
East Beach-Barrier Beach - http://omp.gso.uri.edu/ompweb/discovery/barrierbeach/bbhome.htm
This is the site for a wealth of information on a barrier beach in Rhode Island. Follow links for information on physical characteristics, land use, history, and maps.

Beach Strand Habitats - http://library.fws.gov/Pubs5/beachstrand_habitat_at_risk00.pdf
This page will provide information on barrier beaches.

Costal Habitats - http://nemo.uconn.edu/tools/fotc/coastal_resources/other_habitats.htm
This page will provide detailed information on grassland habitats.

Estuary - Where the River Meets the Sea - http://octopus.gma.org/katahdin/estuary.html
On this page you can learn basic facts about estuaries.

How Stuff Works- Barrier Island Ecology- http://science.howstuffworks.com/barrier-island2.htm
This site will provide information on barrier islands, dune, beach, and salt march habitats.

Glossary of Costal Terminology - http://www.csc.noaa.gov/text/glossary.html
Many terms can be found in the list of brief definitions.

Narragansett Bay Estuary Program - http://www.nbep.org/
Basic facts about the bay and estuary are provided as well as, some environmental issues are covered on this page.

The Pawcatuck River - http://seagrant.gso.uri.edu/factsheets/fspawcatuck.html
Facts about the Pawcatuck River and its estuary.

Rhode Island's Costal Habitats - http://www.edc.uri.edu/restoration/html/intro/salt.htm 

Salt Marshes - http://mbgnet.mobot.org/salt/sandy/saltmarsh.htm
Basic information about salt marshes is provided at this site.

Save the Bay - Narragansett Bay -http://www.savebay.org/Page.aspx?pid=879
This site has information on Narragansett Bay and programs to save wildlife and costal habitat in our region.

Narragansett Bay - http://seagrant.gso.uri.edu/bookstore/NBO.pdf
This site has extensive information on Narraganset Bay.

North Cape Oil Spill Restoration - http://www.fws.gov/contaminants/restorationplans/NorthCape/NorthCapeFactSheetGeneral.pdf

Rhode Island Critical Resourses Atlas - http://www.edc.uri.edu/riatlas/
This site has maps of watersheds across the state.

TESTIMONY OF H. CURTIS SPALDING - http://www.seagrantnews.org/news/oilspill.html
On this page you will find the testimony of H. Curtis Spalding, Executive Director of Save the Bay, Inc. of Providence, Rhode Island To The Senate Committee On Environment And Public Works Washington, D.C. July 9, 1998. It is a good place to find information on environmental issues relating to estuaries.