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Jacobs Point Saltmarsh

Warren, Rhode Island 02885
Rumstick/Jacobs Point important Bird Area webpage

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Jacob’s Point Saltmarsh
Coordinates: 41.7106636, -71.2903995
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About Jacobs Point Saltmarsh
Two large patches of salt marsh comprise a majority of this IBA located at the mouth of the Warren River whereupon the river discharges to Narragansett Bay. One marsh is located on the west side of the river mouth at Rumstick Point, the other on the east side of the river mouth at Jacob’s Point. The marsh at Rumstick Point is approximately 15.8 hectares (40 ac). The marsh at Jacob’s point is approximately 19 hectares (47 acres). The Marsh at Jacob’s point was the subject of recent restoration efforts that have restored tidal inundation and thus helped to reduce the extent of Common Reed invasion into the saltmarsh. Additional marsh is located at the northern limit of the IBA in the vicinity of Adams Point.

The marshes within this IBA support a population of Saltmarsh Sharp-tailed Sparrows that may be increasing due to the restoration efforts at Jacob’s Point. Restoration efforts at Jacob’s Point has focused on restoring tidal flow through a culvert that had formerly fell into disrepair and became clogged. Tidal restoration has helped to limit the extent of common reed invasion into the salt marsh from adjacent freshwater wetlands.
From Rumstick/Jacobs Point important Bird Area webpage