Woonasquatucket river

Red Shed Bike Camp — Register Now

At Red Shed Bike Camp, kids ages 8-13 spend a fun-filled week in the summer exploring the watershed on two wheels. Sign up now for one-week sessions at the Red Shed Summer Bike Program. Through the week, campers enjoy daily bike rides. They also learn safe riding skills, basic bike maintenance, and watershed stewardship. After …

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Stormwater Filtration On Pleasant Valley Parkway

The Narragansett Bay watershed covers so much territory that only 40% of it even lies in Rhode Island. The entire city of Providence is within this watershed, and the contaminants in our stormwater runoff — motor oil, lawn chemicals, animal waste, heavy metals, salt — can end up in Narragansett Bay. Happily, environmental groups, city …

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Woony Illuminated Night Procession

(7.27) It might look like this. The Woonasquatucket River Greenway Council (WRGC) invites the public to join an illuminated walk along the Woonasquatucket this Saturday. The procession will organize and leave from Donigian Park at 9:30pm and will conclude at the WaterFire Arts Center for an after party. (Facebook event.) Along the way we’ll encounter …

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Greenway Cleanup — San Souci Drive

(5.12) The Woonasquatucket River Watershed Council has another greenway cleanup scheduled for Friday, this time along little San Souci Drive. (Meet at 50 Valley Street.) The United Way of Rhode Island (UWRI), Olneyville Square Businesses and the WRWC River Rangers are teaming up to clean up San Souci Drive behind Olneyville Square! Big changes are …

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Spring Cleanup On The Woony Greenway

(4.29) The Woonasquatucket River Watershed Council (WRWC) River Rangers are holding their annual spring cleanup Saturday; two locations are being targeted. Nobody says you can’t do both. Riverside Park, 9am to 1pm, 50 Aleppo Street. The happy sign seen here greets visitors to Riverside Park. Make time to visit the falls and the fish ladder. …

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‘Family Fringe’ Day At Riverside Park

(7.30) The Providence Fringe Festival is hosting an afternoon of family fun — Family Fringe — at Riverside Park in Olneyville. I hesitated at first to use this image, worried that the shell of the old Riverside Mills building might seem a little sketchy as the backdrop of a family fun day. But the old …

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Downtown Paddle

(6.16) Attention kayakers and canoeists — the Woonasquatucket River Watershed Council (WRWC) is holding an urban paddle on the lower Woonasquatucket this Thursday. (Advance sign-up is required.) Paddle through downtown Providence and see Little Rhody’s capital city in a whole new way, from the Woonasquatucket River! Starting on South Water Street, and travelling through Waterplace …

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Woony Greenway Pocket Park & The River Rangers

This is coming along nicely. More greenway is being developed courtesy of the Woonasquatucket River Watershed Council (WRWC), this time it is a section along Kinsley Avenue. For this photo I had my back to Eagle Street; down on the right is the Steel Yard. And don’t you just know that Clay Rockefeller had something …

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Woonasquatucket Greenway Bike Path — New Spur

This new spur of the Woonasquatucket Greenway Bike Path allows pedestrians and cyclists a new perspective of the Rising Sun fish ladders and adds another stretch of the bike path. From the Woonasquatucket River Watershed Council website, The green linear park revitalizes the major hidden natural resource on the West Side of the City and …

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