Improvements to benefit human and ocean health at 40 steps

The Cliff Walk at 40 Steps (Z-02) has undergone some major changes within the past two years. In partnership with the city of Newport, we have adopted this public-right-of-way where volunteers monitor encroachment, erosion, and general status of the right0of-way on a monthly basis. The changes we have seen recently is the installation of a permeable surface in the center of the sidewalk to absorb rainwater and minimize the amount of runoff from the seaside footpath. The city has also installed a free sunscreen dispenser for residents and visitors to stay protected as they enjoy the beautiful Cliff Walk. We continue to monitor all public access points in the City of Newport year-round to ensure the coastline remains clean, safe and accessible for ocean activities.