Beach trail to re-open this week

The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management will re-open the East Beach/Ninigret Conservation Area Sand Trail to vehicle traffic beginning at 9 a.m. Friday, July 26. The reopening of the trail will provide access to the campground and back track trail.

The sand trail has been restricted to pedestrian traffic only since July 1  to protect endangered piping plover chicks which have been feeding and taking refuge along the sand trail. The piping plover is a small shorebird that is listed as threatened on both federal and state endangered species lists.

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