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Monday, March 21, 2016

Living with privilege - March 30

Riparian Privilege: Legal Aspects to Living Along the Shoreline

Presented by Dennis Esposito, Adjunct Professor at the Marine Affairs Institute, and Director, Environmental and Land-Use Clinical Externship Program, Roger Williams University School of Law
Wednesday, March 30, 2016
5:30 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Cross Mills Public Library, 4417 Old Post Road, Charlestown, RI
The shellfish farming industry is growing in Rhode Island, and with it arises questions regarding the rights and responsibilities of property owners along the salt ponds, and of their neighboring aquaculture operations. This talk invites attendees to ask questions of a seasoned legal professional and to participate in a thoughtful group discussion on the shellfish farming industry in the community context. Refreshments will be served.
Please RSVP to Azure Cygler, Coastal Resources Center and Rhode Island Sea Grant extension specialist, at

This talk is the third in a series of educational presentations about Rhode Island's salt ponds and their uses, especially shellfish farming. Join us and hear from experts, tour a working shellfish farm, visit a shellfish nursery, and talk to community members, policy-makers, and researchers. To see other upcoming events, go to . 
This series is sponsored by Rhode Island Sea Grant and the Coastal Resources Center at the URI Graduate School of Oceanography, in collaboration with Roger Williams University and the R.I. Coastal Resources Management Council, supported by a grant from the NOAA National Sea Grant College Program.