Rhode Island Natural History Survey Awards Presented Over The Weekend

Nov 7, 2016

The environmental nonprofit presented awards to distinguished naturalists in the Rhode Island Saturday. It’s how the nonprofit is wrapping its celebration of Natural History Week, says Executive Director David Gregg.

Gregg said Rhode Island will begin to see things in nature that we’ve never seen before.

“In order what they mean and what their implications are, we have to go out there and look at stuff,” said Gregg. “We can’t assume that things in the past are going to be the same in the future.”

The state geologist, the late Jon Boothroyd, received a posthumous award for being at the forefront of monitoring sea level rise and coastal erosion in the state.