Last week I attended the Ninth Annual Rhode Island Local Food Forum, organized by Farm Fresh Rhode Island. The forum’s theme was “Center of the Plate,” reflecting its focus on local protein production. Particularly enlightening was a panel discussion whose moderator, academic chef Bill Idell, posed questions that resonate across the region. These questions ultimately…
Deepwater Wind, Conservation Law Foundation Reach Agreement to Protect Right Whales During Block Island Wind Farm Construction
Deepwater Wind and Conservation Law Foundation (CLF) today announced an agreement that will further protect endangered North Atlantic right whales during the construction of the Block Island Wind Farm.
Whales, fish, clean beaches, healthy oceans – they all create jobs and huge economic benefits for our region. Just like many other resources, marine wildlife and New England’s ocean are under extreme pressure and could benefit from good planning in order to thrive. Regional Ocean Planning is a process which can help us better…
Conservation Law Foundation To Present Rhode Island Premiere Of Ocean Frontiers, New Film About Stewardship Of Ocean Resources
Ocean enthusiasts are invited to join Rhode Island’s foremost ocean experts and leading stakeholders at the Rhode Island premiere of Ocean Frontiers: The Dawn of a New Era in Ocean Stewardship, a new documentary from Karen Meyer of Green Fire Productions. The event, which is free and open to the public, will take place on Wednesday, April 4 from 6:30-9:00 PM at the Corless Auditorium, University of Rhode Island Graduate School of Oceanography, at the Narragansett Bay Campus. The evening will begin with a reception at 6:30 PM. A discussion with the filmmaker and a panel of ocean experts will follow the screening.
In response to the passage today of the National Endowment for the Oceans (NEO) in the RESTORE Act amendment to the Surface Transportation funding bill — an amendment proposed by Senators Sheldon Whitehouse (RI) and Olympia Snowe (ME) – Conservation Law Foundation (CLF) issued the following statement from Tricia Jedele, VP and Director, CLF Rhode Island:
CLF Joins Forces with Renowned Photojournalist Brian Skerry to Reveal the Treasures of New England’s Ocean
BOSTON, MA August 8, 2011—Conservation Law Foundation (CLF) announced today that it is partnering with renowned underwater photographer Brian Skerry to bring to light the natural treasures of New England’s ocean.
CLF’s Tricia Jedele remarks on federal approval of Rhode Island’s Ocean Special Area Management Plan
This morning, CLF Rhode Island Director Tricia Jedele joined Governor Chafee and members of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) at a press conference to celebrate the formal adoption of the SAMP, at which she reflected on this momentous achievement.
Conservation Law Foundation Applauds Federal Approval of Rhode Island’s Landmark Ocean Special Area Management Plan
PROVIDENCE, RI July 22, 2011 – Conservation Law Foundation (CLF) applauded today’s announcement of federal approval of Rhode Island’s Ocean Special Area Management Plan (SAMP).
Conservation Law Foundation Calls Rhode Island’s New Special Area Management Plan (SAMP) a Significant Advance for the Ocean
Conservation Law Foundation (CLF) called the approval of Rhode Island’s first ocean special area management plan – known as the SAMP – a victory for the state’s ocean waters – waters that are among the most productive in New England.
For the first time in this country’s history, we will have a national policy that aligns the great promise of our oceans with the great responsibility for managing them in a coordinated, thoughtful and sustainable fashion.