Defenders of Greenwich Bay

Beach at Cedar Tree Point (Photo Courtesy of Carol A. Fritz)



The Defenders of Greenwich Bay was formed for the purpose of protecting, maintaining and restoring the water quality of the body of water in Warwick, RI known as Greenwich Bay and its adjoining coves. Anything that impacts the health of Greenwich Bay or jeopardizes the recreational uses of Greenwich Bay for swimming and clamming will be challenged by the Defenders of Greenwich Bay. We believe various state and local entities have made decisions enabling unregulated growth in the Greenwich Bay watershed that have not taken into consideration the cumulative long-term effects of the pollution caused by these decisions. We believe that Greenwich Bay is a unique resource that is in danger of losing its status as a body of water that can be used for bathing and clamming. We support a Special Area Management Plan that will help the state of RI understand the long-term cumulative effects of all pollution sources and offer a blueprint for guiding the users and regulators of how to manage this beautiful body of water. The goals of the Defenders of Greenwich Bay are:

  • to promote thoughtful use of Greenwich Bay Watershed assests and resouces
  • to advise State Agencies and municipalities concerning programs and measures to improve and protect bay and watershed quality and to promote use consistent with the Greenwich Bay Special Area Plan
  • to foster public involvement in Greenwich Bay planning and decision-making through public education and promotional activities.
  • To provide seed money to be used as grant match for other groups and initiatves working on projects within the Greenwich Bay watershed.
The Defenders of Greenwich Bay consists of 3 board members who serve 2 year terms.

Defenders of Greenwich Bay | PO Box 1565 | Warwick, RI 02886 | 401-965-6529
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