Access to the shoreline is where Clean Ocean Access started in January 2006.  Since that time we have formally adopted 6 rights of way with CRMC as of December 2013 and are actively monitoring and working to adopt 8 additional CRMC rights of way. This process takes time and we are also exploring our long term goals for public access that reach far beyond each access point. In 2015 we will be looking to expand our program in Newport, Middletown and Portsmouth in the years in accordance with Rhode Island Constitution, Article I, Section 17. If you would like to get involved in monitoring public access, making sure it lasts forever, let us know. Please contact us at if you would like to get involved with our public access programs.

Here is the basic information about the current program:

1. Overview of Program

2. Middletown Observation Access Sheet

3. Newport Observation Access Sheet

4. Schedule of Events

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