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1 Coastal and Estuarine Habitat Restoration Program and Trust Fund RIGL §46-23.1 Caitlin Chaffee Rhode Island Coastal Resources Management Council

2 Coastal and Estuarine Habitat Restoration Trust Fund $225,000 annually from Oil Spill Prevention, Administration and Response Fund (OSPAR) $225,000 annually from Oil Spill Prevention, Administration and Response Fund (OSPAR) Funding for coastal and estuarine habitat restoration projects Funding for coastal and estuarine habitat restoration projects Funds administered by CRMC Funds administered by CRMC Projects chosen by Technical Advisory Committee Projects chosen by Technical Advisory Committee

3 Technical Advisory Committee CRMC CRMC RIDEM Fish and Wildlife RIDEM Fish and Wildlife Save the Bay Save the Bay Narragansett Bay Estuary Program Narragansett Bay Estuary Program Narragansett Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve Narragansett Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve EPA Region 1 EPA Region 1 NRCS NRCS

4 What types of projects are funded? Planning Planning Design Design Construction Construction Monitoring Monitoring

5 Coastal and estuarine habitat restoration –coastal wetlands –coastal rivers (herring and shad runs) –eelgrass beds –coastal dunes What types of habitats are targeted? Salt Marsh

6 Seagrass

7 Fish Passage (River Systems)

8 Dune Restoration Dune Restoration Restoration Publications Restoration Publications Habitat Inventory Habitat Inventory Equipment Purchase Equipment Purchase Other Projects Funded

9 Common restoration goals Restoration of impacted hydrology Restoration of impacted hydrology Control of invasive plant or animal species. Control of invasive plant or animal species. Improved habitat structure / revegetation Improved habitat structure / revegetation Improved fish passage Improved fish passage

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13 To Date: $699,960 awarded for fish passage restoration $699,960 awarded for fish passage restoration $534,133 awarded for salt marsh restoration $534,133 awarded for salt marsh restoration $79,096 awarded for seagrass restoration $79,096 awarded for seagrass restoration $15,696 awarded for dune restoration $15,696 awarded for dune restoration Total Funds awarded to date = $1,425,000 (total of 48 projects) Total Funds leveraged to date = over $13.6M

14 Additional funding sources NRCS Farm Bill Programs (WHIP, WRP) NRCS Farm Bill Programs (WHIP, WRP) NOAA Restoration Center Programs NOAA Restoration Center Programs USFWS USFWS USACE USACE RIDEM Restoration Bond Funding (riparian and fish passage projects) RIDEM Restoration Bond Funding (riparian and fish passage projects) Local match (including real estate, in-kind services) Local match (including real estate, in-kind services)

15 Project Progress Of 48 funded projects (including this years awards), 37 have been completed with another 4 expected to go to construction this year. Of 48 funded projects (including this years awards), 37 have been completed with another 4 expected to go to construction this year.

16 2009 NOAA Stimulus Funding CRMC has requested $8.6M from NOAA in ARRA habitat restoration funding for shovel ready habitat restoration projects CRMC has requested $8.6M from NOAA in ARRA habitat restoration funding for shovel ready habitat restoration projects

17 Trust Fund Application Process Submit pre-proposal to CRMC (October) Submit pre-proposal to CRMC (October) Pre-proposals reviewed by Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) Pre-proposals reviewed by Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) Full proposals requested from approved applicants Full proposals requested from approved applicants Full proposals submitted and reviewed by TAC (December) Full proposals submitted and reviewed by TAC (December) Awards approved by Council and announced in January Awards approved by Council and announced in January

18 Resources for Applicants CRMC website: http://www.crmc.ri.gov/projects/habitats.html CRMC website: http://www.crmc.ri.gov/projects/habitats.html http://www.crmc.ri.gov/projects/habitats.html Forms, instructions, criteria, updates Forms, instructions, criteria, updates Previously funded projects Previously funded projects Links to additional information Links to additional information Reporting Templates Reporting Templates Habitat Restoration Portal Habitat Restoration Portal Habitat information Habitat information Statewide database of restoration projects Statewide database of restoration projects Maps Maps References References Contacts Contacts

19 www.edc.uri.edu/restoration

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21 Projects Funded in FY09 Pawtuxet River Restoration Pawtuxet River Restoration Blackstone River Restoration Blackstone River Restoration Gooseneck Cove Salt Marsh Restoration Gooseneck Cove Salt Marsh Restoration Silver Creek Salt Marsh Restoration Silver Creek Salt Marsh Restoration Shannock Falls Fish Passage Restoration Shannock Falls Fish Passage Restoration Manton Pond Fish Passage Restoration Manton Pond Fish Passage Restoration Brenton Cove Salt Marsh Restoration Brenton Cove Salt Marsh Restoration RIDEM low ground pressure equipment RIDEM low ground pressure equipment

22 Atlantic Mills Dam, Woonasquatucket River

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24 Rising Sun Mills Dam, Woonasquatucket River

25 Manton Pond Dam, Johnston

26 Third Beach, Middletown

27 Jacobs Point, Warren

28 Silver Creek, Bristol

29 Gooseneck Cove, Newport

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31 Stillhouse Cove, Cranston

32 Questions? Caitlin Chaffee Caitlin Chaffee RI Coastal Resources Management Council cchaffee@crmc.ri.gov 401-783-3370


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