R.I. beaches are all free today
PROVIDENCE (AP) — Parking at all Rhode Island state beaches will be free for the annual Governor's Bay Day. Gov. Gina Raimondo has declared today as the 29th Governor's Bay Day.
In addition to free parking at all state beaches, people are allowed to fish Rhode Island's saltwaters without a license. Round-trip fares on Rhode Island Public Transit Authority buses to South County beaches are waived.
Janet Coit, director of the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management, calls Narragansett Bay the lifeblood of Rhode Island. She says Bay Day provides an opportunity to highlight progress in cleaning up the bay and celebrating the vitality of local waters.