Newport’s Fort Adams Featured in Video

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RIYachting.com: A new video supporting the Save The Bay’s initiative called Save Our Shore focuses on Fort Adams State Park in Newport, Rhode Island. The video provides a fascinating look at the historic fort and the important role it serves today as an educational facility, as well as a venue for concerts and other events.

Save Our Shore is a push to get Rhode Islanders to vote yes on Referendum 4 on November 2. Referendum 4 would expand public access to Narragansett Bay by 83 acres via a $14.7 million bond.

According to the non-profit environmental group Save The Bay, the purpose of the shoreline acquisitions is to develop 3 geographically and physically diverse waterfront locations to enhance the quality of life and the economy of Rhode Island.

The projects awaiting funding are:

  • In Warwick, $10 million would be used to acquire 81 acres at the former Rocky Point Park, completing the acquisition (begun by the city of Warwick) of this unique, natural and iconic waterfront parcel for public access and recreation.
  • In Providence, $3.2 million would be used to acquire land adjacent to India Point Park (the abandoned “Shooters” nightclub) so that it can become an active urban gateway to the bay with expanded public access and recreational opportunities.
  • The remaining $1.5 million would be set aside to repair crumbling masonry at Historic Fort Adams to allow greater public access and use of the dramatic interior of the fort, including the 6.5-acre parade grounds.

Visit the Website:

Rhode Island Yachting

Video: Rhode Island Yachting: Save our Shore Fort Adams

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-V2B3g3pVV0&feature

On November 2, 2010, Rhode Island voters will have a unique opportunity to expand public access to Narragansett Bay by 83 acres — and to improve public access to Fort Adams in Newport — by approving a $14.7 million bond, referendum #4.