Living on the Edge: Life at Roy Carpenter's Beach
South Kingstown Land Trust Barn
October 17, 2012
6:30 pm-7:30 pm
This presentation by photographer Kathie Florsheim. RI Coastal Resources Management Council geologist Janet Freedman, architect/planner Kenneth Filarski, and URI landscape architecture professor Angelo Simeone looks at the future of one iconic Rhode Island beach community. The project "Living on the Edge" explores Roy Carpenter's Beach, in Matunuck, RI. Roy's is a seasonal community of 377 individually owned cottages that sit on 50 acres of land owned by the Carpenter family, and within the last several years, storms have caused the area severe coastal damage. With each storm prediction comes the dread hat there will be more loss, and each season brings new challenges.