U.S. Sen. John Chafee, an avid environmentalist - his house was in the area of conflict

When Piping Plovers Closed Down Rhode Island’s Nudist Beach

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.

Piping plovers v. nudists
Piping plovers v. nudists

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…

Source: GoLocalProv

Original publication June 13, 2018

Posted on NatCorn 25th June 2018

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