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NARRAGANSETT â€“ The new boat ramp in Galilee is now officially open and ready to use.
The completion of the project was celebrated at a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Friday afternoon in front of the new double-lane ramp in Galilee. Gov. Lincoln Chafee, Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse, Sen. Jack Reed, Congressman Jim Langevin, Director of the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) Janet Coit, and Narragansett Town Council President James Callaghan were among those in attendance for the mid-afternoon ceremony.
The project is the result of a five-year partnership between DEM and The Nature Conservancy to create and improve various access sites around the state for fishing, boating, and hunting. Funding for the project was provided by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Services Sport Fish Restoration Program as well as payments for fishing licenses though RI Salt Water Fishing Licenses, brining the grand total of funding for the project up to a healthy $723,814 for the improvement of the ramp.
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