Events Calendar


Bike Camp :: June 29, 2015

Location: Riverside Park

Bike camp is held at the Red Shed Bike Shop in Riverside Park, 50 Aleppo Street, Providence, RI for youth ages 8-14 years old. It runs from 9am- 3pm, Monday- Friday. Lunch is provided. Every day includes lessons in bike mechanics and a great group ride! The week-long camps start on June 30th and run to mid-August. Sign up for one week or multiple weeks! And sign up now: there are only ten places available each week.

http://wrwc.org/gwybikecamp.php


Downtown Providence Paddle, Native American History and Archaeology :: July 10, 2015 :: 5:30pm

Paddle through downtown Providence and learn about the river’s role during colonial times, the industrial period, and even today. Starting on Water Street, and travelling through Waterplace Park and under the Mall will take you on a magnificent journey, from the bustle of an urban center to an oasis of wildlife – you’ll see a beautiful Providence you may not have known existed. See red-tailed hawks, great blue herons and maybe a painted turtle! The complete trip is about 4 miles.

For most of our trips, if you are using one of our boats the price is $40/person. If you are bringing your own boat the price is $20/person. Our family rate is $80 maximum for or a family of five or less. On all trips, if you are bringing your own boat please remember to bring a life jacket for everyone who will be in your boat.
Contact Erik at the Watershed Council at etalley@wrwc.org or (401) 481-1376 to register and for more details. Advance sign-up is required.


Greystone Mill Pond Paddle :: July 15, 2015 :: 6pm

Greystone Mill Pond, on the border of Johnston, North Providence and Smithfield, is a narrow, winding pond, with many twists and turns and wetlands along the way. Louis McGowan, President of the Johnston Historical Society, will share the history of Greystone Mill and Village prior to this 5/8 mile paddle

For most of our trips, if you are using one of our boats the price is $40/person. If you are bringing your own boat the price is $20/person. Our family rate is $80 maximum for or a family of five or less. On all trips, if you are bringing your own boat please remember to bring a life jacket for everyone who will be in your boat.
Contact Erik at the Watershed Council at etalley@wrwc.org or (401) 481-1376 to register and for more details. Advance sign-up is required.


BIKE TOUR! Downtown Brown & Sharp and Mill Worker Recreation :: July 18, 2015 :: 9:30am

Location: Lower Woonasquatucket River

Join us on the lower Woonasquatucket River by bike! Bike from the Mall in Providence through Olneyville and into Johnston with Historian Sarah Zurier, for an easy 10 mile ride. On the route, Sarah will talk about the Brown and Sharp Mill and American Locomotive Works, and Providence Post Industrial River Restoration, and a tour of the Clemence-Irons House.


Stump Pond, History of Stillwater Reservoir :: July 19, 2015 :: 11am

Location: Woonasquatucket Reservior

Paddle the largest and one of the least developed reservoirs in the watershed! We will discuss the reservoir system construction with Charlotte Taylor of the Rhode Island Historic and Preservation Commission. We’ll put in on the west side of Woonasquatucket Reservoir in Smithfield and paddle from there up to the north end, where the Woonasquatucket flows into the reservoir at Mowry Conservation Area. The paddle is approximately 2 ½ miles long.

For most of our trips, if you are using one of our boats the price is $40/person. If you are bringing your own boat the price is $20/person. Our family rate is $80 maximum for or a family of five or less. On all trips, if you are bringing your own boat please remember to bring a life jacket for everyone who will be in your boat.
Contact Erik at the Watershed Council at etalley@wrwc.org or (401) 481-1376 to register and for more details. Advance sign-up is required.


Capron Grist Mill, Stillwater Pond Paddle :: July 26, 2015 :: to be announced

Location: Stillwater Reservoir

Come explore two mills in one on a paddle up Stillwater Pond! Georges Bockstael, of the Breakwater Preservation Conservancy, will explain the decision of two mills combining into one and the resulting evolution of water wheel power generation. We will paddle about 1.5 miles roundtrip on Stillwater Pond, with steep banks on either side of the beautiful, deep centered river.

For most of our trips, if you are using one of our boats the price is $40/person. If you are bringing your own boat the price is $20/person. Our family rate is $80 maximum for or a family of five or less. On all trips, if you are bringing your own boat please remember to bring a life jacket for everyone who will be in your boat.
Contact Erik at the Watershed Council at etalley@wrwc.org or (401) 481-1376 to register and for more details. Advance sign-up is required.


Stump Pond Paddle, Mowry Conservation Land & Post Industrial Restoration :: August 2, 2015 :: 10am

Location: Woonasquatucket Reservior

Paddle the largest and one of the least developed reservoirs in the watershed! On this paddle trip, Gregory Sankey Jr., of Revive the Roots, will fill us in on post-industrial restoration of the surrounding mill land. We’ll put in on the west side of Woonasquatucket Reservoir in Smithfield and paddle from there up to the north end, where the Woonasquatucket flows into the reservoir at Mowry Conservation Area. The paddle is approximately 2 ½ miles long.

For most of our trips, if you are using one of our boats the price is $40/person. If you are bringing your own boat the price is $20/person. Our family rate is $80 maximum for or a family of five or less. On all trips, if you are bringing your own boat please remember to bring a life jacket for everyone who will be in your boat.
Contact Erik at the Watershed Council at etalley@wrwc.org or (401) 481-1376 to register and for more details. Advance sign-up is required.


Georgiaville Pond, Walking Tour of Georgiaville Mill Village :: August 15, 2015 :: 5:30pm

Location: Georgiaville Pond

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Downtown Paddle, Rick Greenwood Memorial, Big Industry Downtown & Locomotive Works :: August 26, 2015 :: 5:30pm

Location: Lower Woonasquatucket River

Paddle through downtown Providence and learn about the river’s role during colonial times, the industrial period, and even today. Starting on Water Street, and travelling through Waterplace Park and under the Mall will take you on a magnificent journey, from the bustle of an urban center to an oasis of wildlife – you’ll see a beautiful Providence you may not have known existed. See red-tailed hawks, great blue herons and maybe a painted turtle! The complete trip is about 4 miles.

For most of our trips, if you are using one of our boats the price is $40/person. If you are bringing your own boat the price is $20/person. Our family rate is $80 maximum for or a family of five or less. On all trips, if you are bringing your own boat please remember to bring a life jacket for everyone who will be in your boat.
Contact Erik at the Watershed Council at etalley@wrwc.org or (401) 481-1376 to register and for more details. Advance sign-up is required.


Downtown Paddle , Post Industrial River Restoration, Paddle with the WRWC Board! :: September 6, 2015 :: 5:30pm

Location: Lower Woonasquatucket River

Paddle through downtown Providence and learn about the river’s role during colonial times, the industrial period, and even today. Starting on Water Street, and travelling through Waterplace Park and under the Mall will take you on a magnificent journey, from the bustle of an urban center to an oasis of wildlife – you’ll see a beautiful Providence you may not have known existed. See red-tailed hawks, great blue herons and maybe a painted turtle! The complete trip is about 4 miles.

For most of our trips, if you are using one of our boats the price is $40/person. If you are bringing your own boat the price is $20/person. Our family rate is $80 maximum for or a family of five or less. On all trips, if you are bringing your own boat please remember to bring a life jacket for everyone who will be in your boat.
Contact Erik at the Watershed Council at etalley@wrwc.org or (401) 481-1376 to register and for more details. Advance sign-up is required.


6th Annual Woony River Ride :: September 19, 2015 :: 8am

Location: Waterplace Park

The Woony Ride brings out families and avid cyclists from the all over the region to enjoy the scenic greenway of the Woonasquatucket River, a historic asset to the state of RI. It's a fully supported ride that ends with an AFTER-PARTY at Waterplace Park in Downtown Providence with live music, food, and awesome prizes for fundraisers!
http://www.firstgiving.com/WoonyRide/6th-annual-woony-river-ride


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