A casual inquiry to the Rhode Island Coastal Resources Management Council has led the Block Island Land Trust and other conservancy organizations to rethink the approach to phragmite management at Mosquito Beach.
The invasive phragmites have obscured the view of the Great Salt Pond and two months ago the Land Trust was asked about the possibility of mowing down the tall reeds along a stretch of Corn Neck Road. The request came from Scenic Block Island, an organization that town Highways Supervisor Mike Shea has recently joined.
One month ago, Shea came
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