In 2014 COA absorbed the Aquidneck Island Watershed Council into our OCEAN program. On March 5th we attended the Middletown Town Council Meeting that was talking a sports complex, it was great to see so many people active in local issues. Our comments were quite simply “The grant for a coastal restoration and natural habitat protection for the Maidford River could not have come at a better time. The study within that grant will provide valuable insight as to the importance of the headwater land of the Maidford River and related watershed. However, that is just 1 important piece of information that needs to be considered in making a decision”. COA learned a lot about the proposed sports complex and looks forward to working together with everyone on the next steps of bringing together all the information and making the right decision for the community and island.