Island Waters

A collaboration led by the Aquidneck Island Planning Commission, consisting of the three island municipalities, Aquidneck Land Trust, and Clean Ocean Access. Funded by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the project addresses stormwater issues that lead to flooding and which impact our drinking water and coastal waters. A combination of planning, outreach, and on-the-ground construction of best management practice green infrastructure are utilized. Infrastructure projects range in size from school rain gardens to constructed wetlands. To learn more visit here.

The Green Infrastructure Coalition

The RI Green Infrastructure Coalition’s 37 members advocate, construct, and support infiltrating and naturally treating storm water. We foster implementation of green infrastructure in urban communities to improve the environment and create local jobs. COA’s work as part of this project has focused on water quality monitoring in the Bailey Brook and Maidford River watersheds, advocacy for storm water solutions and green infrastructure projects, and public education regarding water quality improvements on Aquidneck Island. To learn more visit here.

Newport Partnership for Families

Newport Partnership for Families partnership that was founded in 1990 due to the financial investment from the Rhode Island Foundation. Newport Partnership for Families develops and maintains a coordinated network of collaborating partners that measurably strengthens families and enhances the quality of life in Newport, Rhode Island.  COA is thrilled to be part of this wonderful partnership as we strive to make sure our environmental efforts are equitable and inclusive to the entire community. To learn more, visit here.

Plastic Pollution Coalition

Plastic Pollution Coalition is a growing global alliance of more than 1,000 organizations, businesses, and thought leaders in 60 countries working toward a world free of plastic pollution and its toxic impact on humans, animals, waterways, the ocean, and the environment. To learn more, visit here.