Hello all Block Island lovers!
With summer approaching at a rapid speed, it's important to remember the few things that will help keep Block Island the island we all adore and love.
If we all work together to be conscious of the choices we make on Block Island it can make an impact.
Step 1: Respect the Island.
Whether you are visiting for a day, a week, a summer, or you live here year-round...it's important to be respectful of the environment around you.
Step 2: Follow the Rules of the Road.
There are many different ways to get around Block Island. For this reason, whether you are in a car or on a moped, our speed limit is 25 MPH. Please remember while biking to stay on the right side of the road and while walking please remain on the left side of the road. This will help to keep the flow of traffic consistent and safe for everyone.
Step 3: Keep dogs leashed.
Being a dog on Block Island is ideal, I mean think of all of the beaches! Block Island has a town ordinance requiring that all pets must be leashed. This doesn't stop the doggos from enjoying a beach day, or a nice trail walk on the island.
Step 4: Stay Off the Dunes.
The dunes along Corn Neck Road are essential to protecting Block Island's environment. Dunes provide natural coastal protection from storm surges, they help reduce and prevent coastal damage and flooding, as well as provide a habitat for wildlife.
Dunes do it all.
Please do not rest your bikes on the dunes, run on the dunes, walk on the dunes, or pick at the dunes. This can cause significant erosion. The dunes thank you.
Step 5: Skip The Plastics.
We are all human, but if avoidable, skip the plastics!
Fun fact! There is a ban of single-use plastic bags, as well as balloons on Block Island.
Looking to fill your water bottle up? You will find water refill stations on the island at The Solviken Preserve, The Island Free Library, or on the lawn of the Harbor Church.
Step 6: Leave It As You Found It.
It's easy to pack too much for a day of exploring on Block Island. Sunscreen, towels, water, snacks, the list goes on!
Make sure to pack an extra trash bag and carry out everything you carried in, leaving no trace.
Please make sure to leave it as you found it on Block Island, wherever you might end up!
Shoutout to Block Island Senior Fisher Johnston who created a trash map for a clear depiction of where all public trash cans are located on Block Island.
Check out the link below for all public trash cans.
As summer is right around the corner, let's remind our friends and family on how to love Block Island. Because let's face it, what's not to love?
Be sure to check out Block Island Senior Fisher Johnston's "Keep Block Island Beautiful Map" that he created to help educate visitors of Block Island.
As always, for more information, please visit http://www.blockislandinfo.com