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River talk

One dozen interested people, including Save the Bay’s new Bay Keeper, Mike Jarbeau,  came out on Saturday to learn about the history, the ecology and what makes Greene’s River so unique. The Warwick Wildlife and Conservation Commission’s presentation included information presented by Commissioner and City Historian Henry Brown and Tom Casey Greene about the use this area as Forge Farm that was settled in 1684 by James Greene  and an iron forge that was built here making anchors up to one ton in weight.  Ships came all the way up the river to load the anchors.  In this picture the group listens to Mike Tucker, bird expert, as he explains that the Salt Marsh Sparrow who is found near the river could be the first avian extinction in 50 years due to sea level rise and salt marsh destruction.  The next Unique Area Tour will be held Saturday, May 20 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Mill Creek (meeting near the bridge on Tidewater Drive) and the final presentation will be at Clouds Hill Arboretum on May 27. Stop by anytime between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. (Photo courtesy of Susan Cabeceiras)

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