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Walk, boat, bike, or run to Coastweeks 2006

Media Contact: Monica Allard Cox, 401-874-6937

Rhode Island’s annual coastal celebration is larger than ever

NARRAGANSETT—Curious about commercial fishing? Want to see what critters live along the ocean’s edge? How about a bike tour of Aquidneck Island, a lesson in oyster gardening, a first-hand look at a restored cove, or a birdwatching jaunt?

These activities and more are part of Rhode Island’s celebration of Coastweeks 2006, a nationwide celebration of the coast that takes place each autumn. This year’s calendar of events includes over 50 activities for every taste and pace—from book discussions, film showings, and a watercolor workshop to kayaking, canoeing, a shoreline biathlon, and a trip on a commercial fishing trawler.

Events take place this year from September 13 to October 28. To receive your free calendar of events, call Jean Gallo at (401) 874-6842. Coastweeks listings are also online at seagrant.gso.uri.edu/Coastweeks.

Coastweeks is an annual celebration dedicated to fostering awareness, understanding, and improved management of the coast. Coastweeks in Rhode Island is sponsored by R.I. Coastal Resources Management Council and Rhode Island Sea Grant.