Seekonk River

Guided Walk Along Seekonk River

(8.5) The Blackstone Parks Conservancy holds a variety of interesting events during the year most of which involve sensible shoes. Find a pair by this Saturday and go for A Shoreline Walk with Greg Gerritt. Come for a walk along the Seekonk [River] shoreline, beginning at the Blackstone Park kiosk on Parkside Road proceeding through […]

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Earth Day Cleanup — River Drive

(4.22) The Blackstone Park Conservancy invites volunteers to meet at the Narragansett Boat Club, between 8am and 10am, for their Earth Day Cleanup. The BPC has other events coming up involving topics such as turtles, mushrooms, and coming up on May 13, “Pollinator Pathways and Guerilla Gardening.” The Blackstone Parks Conservancy is dedicated to the

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Sewage Flowing Into Blackstone River

State environmental regulators issued an advisory yesterday concerning the ongoing discharges of partially treated sewage from the Woonsocket treatment plant. An initial advisory was issued last Sunday, June 5, by the Department of Environmental Management (DEM) and I sort of thought the problem would have been fixed by now. As a precaution, DEM advises that

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Big Plans For York Pond / Seekonk River

Over the years, the natural East Side watershed that feeds the Seekonk River has been badly compromised. The streams and little ponds that once filtered rain runoff have been paved over and diverted into culverts and storm sewers. During periods of heavy rain, unfiltered storm-water sluices down the hillside into York Pond (seen here) and

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