The Block Island Times

BIRA Membership Drive Underway

By Block Island Residents Association | May 18, 2013

Those of you who have not yet joined BIRA or renewed your membership for 2013 may do so on our website, via PayPal, at:  If you'd like to see the discounts offered with your BIRA card, take a look at:!  For those of you who have already sent in your membership form or joined online, your membership cards or renewal stickers will be sent out to you presently. We are advocating for, and assisting, residents and doing our best to improve the island.  Our 2013 work plan can be downloaded here:  One of the issues we are working on now is advocating to improve telecommunications.  Recently our community work days resulted in more defined beach access paths which will help to keep walkers off of our precious dunes, and we plan to install more snow fencing to catch drifting sands and hold them on the dunes where they belong.  BIRA also gives donations to worthy island organizations and causes.  See:!  We also give adult education scholarships:  Thank you for your support!

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