Gov. McKee declares July 25 Governor’s Bay Day
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE) – Governor Dan McKee signed an executive order Wednesday declaring Sunday July 25 the 32nd Governor’s Bay Day.
There will be family-friendly activities, as well as free parking, at all state beaches. Additionally, this year the public can fish in Rhode Island saltwaters without a saltwater fishing license from Friday, July 23 to Sunday the 25.
RIPTA will waive the roundtrip fare on all service to South County beaches on Route 66. Service will be provided on a first-come, first-served basis.
A saltwater fly-tying station, arts and crafts, and environmental education activities will be held at Roger W. Wheeler State Beach from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
“There’s nothing like summer in Rhode Island and I think we’re all ready to enjoy our beautiful waters, sandy beaches, and abundant fisheries,” said Governor Dan McKee. “This Bay Day, I invite Rhode Islanders to head to the beach, drop a fishing line in Narragansett Bay, and experience all of the natural resources the Ocean State has to offer.”
Gov. McKee’s team will share updates about the day on social media under #GovBayDay.