In the late 1980s a battle emerged between federal officials’ efforts to protect the breeding environment of piping plovers and Rhode Island’s nudists and their use of the same spot — Moonstone Beach in South County. And, of course, add in a little political intrigue.
The piping plovers are a federally protected endangered species.
Today, a portion of RI State Beach Roger Wheeler has been closed down for piping plovers who have been nesting in the parking lot. Continued…Read full original article…
Original publication June 13, 2018
Posted on NatCorn 25th June 2018