RI Eyes Removing Marine Debris

Pilings on the Seekonk River, photo/ecoRI.org by Frank Carini.
Pilings on the Seekonk River, photo/ecoRI.org by Frank Carini.

Rhode Island officials are considering ways to remove marine debris that poses a threat to boaters from upper Narragansett Bay, according to an article on EcoRI.org.

There are thousands of wood pilings, some sticking 6’ or so out of the water, and many others submerged that make Upper Narragansett Bay, at the mouth of the Seekonk River, hazardous for boaters. There are also frames of abandoned barges leftover from Route 195 bridge construction and about a dozen sunken shipwrecks. Some of this debris is more than a century old.

Read more about efforts to clean up marine debris in Narragansett Bay.