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Overview of the Status of the Kickemuit River
  • All of this work and the volunteers and Towns' efforts will be for naught if a commercial dock, in that location at the foot of Harding Avenue becomes a reality. Coastal Resource Management Council should rescind their Administrative Assent A96-2-44.
  • Brayton Point Power Station continues to pooly affect the watershed with its water and air discharges. Kickemuit River Council is working to have these discharges stopped with the best available technology.
  • Kickemuit River Council is working to have the crustacian life restored after Brayton's discharges are stopped.
  • Kickemuit River Council is working to have the freshwater that comes over the dam to be as clean or cleaner that the salt water Kickemuit.
  • Kickemuit River Council supports the construction of a fish ladder in the Kickemuit River.
  • Kickemuit River Council is working to have the Kickemuit River to be so clean that it will be open to quahogging in wet weather. Right now, it is Conditional SA and open to shellfishing in dry weather.
  • Department of Environmental Management amibient water tests confirm that the river is improving and validly open to shellfishing.
  • Kickemuit River Council is working to protect the shellfish, help the crustaceans, encourage the kayakers and canoers, the swimmers, the sunfishers, the shellfisherman, and protect access to the river.
  • Kickemuit River Council is working to have a moratorium on dock building in the Kickemuit to preserve the space for future generations and protect the sediment from arsenic.
  • The wonderful help and work of the Towns of Warren and Bristol and their agencies and staff, the Warren and Bristol Sewer Commissions, superintendents and staff, the Eastern Rhode Island Conservation District, the Rhode Island Rivers' Council, Save the Bay, Warren Conservation Commission, Warren Land Trust, Warren Times, Warren Highway Department, the Warren and Bristol; Harbormasters, Department of Environmental Management, Department of Environmental Management, the Warren and Bristol Harbor Commissions, the Warren and Bristol Planning Boards, the Warren and Bristol Zoning Boards, the Warren and Bristol Planners, the Warren Times, the Bristol Phoenix, the Providence Journal, our member organizations and neighborhoods, our volunteers, ordinary citizens, the General Assembly, the Audubon Society, and last, but not least, the prayers of the Carmelite Sisters in Barrington - all of these protect the Kickemuit River. It has been said that the Kickemuit River flows in our veins. The Kickemuit River Council agrees. Kickemuit River Council is a team. Kickemuit River Council is thankful and stands in awe.