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Woony Ride 2014

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Georgiaville Pond paddle, swim and barbecue :: July 23, 2014 :: 5:30pm

Location: Georgiaville Pond

This relaxing paddle from the historic Smith-Appleby House at the north end of the pond will give paddlers a chance to enjoy one of the hidden gems of the Woonasquatucket River Watershed. Georgiaville Pond is a 90-acre pond with houses along some of the shoreline, a town park at the south end of the pond, and two lovely islands in the pond with tall white pine trees on them. We will paddle in a 2 mile loop around the pond, with a break at the halfway point to take a swim at the town beach followed by a barbeque overlooking sunset on the pond.

Cost:
$50 to use one of the WRWC's boat
$20 to join us with your own boat

Contact trip leader Erik Talley by email at etalley@wrwc.org or by phone at (401)481-1376 to register.


Lower River Paddle with historian Jeff Emidy :: August 7, 2014 :: 5:30pm

Location: Lower Woonasquatucket River

This two Hour paddle from South Water Street to Eagle Square and back again passes through a rarely seen and surprisingly lush wooded corridor hidden in the middle of the city. Historian Jeff Emidy will lead a discussion about the river’s rich history as we travel along Providence’s original “Main Street”; the mighty Woonasquatucket!

Jeff Emidy is a historian employed by the R.I. Historical Preservation & Heritage Commission. He has also been an instructor at R.I.S.D. and has lectured on historical topics before numerous groups throughout the state. A Woonsocket native, he has fished and paddled stretches of both the Blackstone and the Woonasquatucket Rivers.

Cost:
$50 to use one of the WRWC's boat
$20 to join us with your own boat

Contact trip leader Erik Talley by email at etalley@wrwc.org or by phone at (401)481-1376 to register.


Smith-Appleby tour followed by Goergiaville paddle and swim :: August 14, 2014 :: 5:30pm

Location: Georgiaville Pond

This paddle begins at the Smith-Applby House. Built in the 17th century, this nationally recognized historical site helps to paint a picture of the rich history of early New England. Staff of the Smith-Apply house will lead a tour of the site which will be followed by a relaxing paddle around the 90 acre Georgiaville Pond with a swim at the town beach halfway around the lake.

Cost:
$50 to use one of the WRWC's boat
$20 to join us with your own boat

Contact trip leader Erik Talley by email at etalley@wrwc.org or by phone at (401)481-1376 to register.


Paddle, picnic and hike with birding expert Evan Lipton on Stump Pond :: August 23, 2014 :: 12pm

Location: Woonasquatucket Reservior

This trip begins on the west side of Woonasquatucket Reservoir in Smithfield and takes us to the north end for a picnic lunch (bring your own lunch) in Mowry Conservation Area, where the Woonasquatucket River flows into the reservoir. From here we will take a short hike through the Conservation area and paddle back along the east side of the reservoir. Birding specialist Evan Lipton will provide instruction and insight on birdwatching throughout this two to three hour trip.

Cost:
$50 to use one of the WRWC's boat
$20 to join us with your own boat

Contact trip leader Erik Talley by email at etalley@wrwc.org or by phone at (401)481-1376 to register.


Paddle the lower river with the WRWC Board! :: September 14, 2014 :: 12pm

Location: Lower Woonasquatucket River

This two Hour paddle from South Water Street to Eagle Square and back again passes through a rarely seen and surprisingly lush wooded corridor hidden in the middle of the city. Come and experience the river With the WRWC Board and join them after the paddle for drinks and conversation (location to be determined).

Cost:
$50 to use one of the WRWC's boat
$20 to join us with your own boat

Contact trip leader Erik Talley by email at etalley@wrwc.org or by phone at (401)481-1376 to register.


Fifth Annual Woony River Ride :: September 20, 2014 :: 8am

Location: Waterplace Park

Explore the Woonasquatucket River from Providence to bucolic North Smithfield and come full circle after you connect through our sister path, the Blackstone Valley Bike Path! We have more options for this, our 5th Annual bike-a-thon fundraiser for the Woonasquatucket River Watershed Council! Ride 62, 50, 30, 10 or 5 miles with full support from our brilliant and steadfast team of volunteers.

The Woony Ride brings out families and avid cyclists from the all over the region to enjoy the beauty of the Woonasquatucket River, a historic asset to the state of Rhode Island. It’s a fully supported ride, and it ends with an AFTER-PARTY at Waterplace Park in Downtown Providence - live music, food, and awesome prizes for fundraisers!

Plus, Mayor Taveras is doing the ride this year, and he wants to see you!


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