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Congressional Delegation, Treasurer Magaziner, to Join DEM in Kicking Off $5.2 Million Improvements Project at Galilee

PROVIDENCE All four members of the Rhode Island Congressional Delegation and General Treasurer Seth Magaziner will join Department of Environmental Management (DEM) Director Janet Coit in launching a $5.2 million project to make much-needed improvements at the Port of Galilee. The work will center on the North Bulkhead section of the state port where heavy-duty commercial fishing piers will be demolished and replaced, bulkhead asphalt repaired, and electrical supply upgraded. Slightly more than $3.5 million in Rhode Island Capital Plan funds, secured by DEM and authorized by the Office of Management and Budget, and a $1.7 million US Economic Development Administration grant secured by the Congressional Delegation will capitalize the project.

WHO:

DEM Director Janet Coit US Senator Jack Reed US Senator Sheldon Whitehouse US Congressman Jim Langevin US Congressman David Cicilline Treasurer Seth Magaziner Representatives of the commercial fishing industry

WHAT:

Launch of $5.2 million rehabilitation project in the North Bulkhead section of the Port of Galilee. Around 200 commercial fishermen landed 48 million pounds of seafood at Galilee in 2019 with a value of $66 million. The seafood and fisheries industry supports 4,300 jobs across all economic sectors and provides nearly $420 million in economic impact, according to a 2017 study conducted by the University of Rhode Island for the Commercial Fisheries Research Foundation.

WHEN:

1 PM, Friday, October 16, 2020 rain or shine

WHERE:

RI Engine Co. Inc., 79 State Street, Narragansett, RI 02882

COVID:

Although this will be an outdoor event, DEM will be enforcing state COVID precautions regarding mask wearing and physical distancing. Please wear your mask!

Related links

  • Department or agency: Department of Environmental Management
  • Online: http://www.dem.ri.gov/
  • Release date: 10-14-2020

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