Increasing Resilience & Restoring Almy Pond in Newport


City of Newport



Mitigating stormwater runoff into Almy Pond, one of the most distressed bodies of water in the state.


$180,000 Municipal Resilience Program Action Grant.


The City of Newport in coordination with the Aquidneck Island Land Trust will remove approximately 25,200 square feet of pavement from Spouting Rock Drive and its associated catch basins, which were built in the 1990s to service an illegal sub-division. The project, set to be completed in 2022, will expand the drainage buffer around the pond, improve local water quality, and allow the pond to act as a more effective buffer against stronger and more frequent storms anticipated as a result of climate change.