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Now Hiring Red Shed Bike Shop Mechanic :: April 6, 2016

Location: Riverside Park

The Woonasquatucket River Watershed Council (WRWC) is seeking a Mechanic for our Red Shed Bike Shop. The Red Shed Bike Shop (RSBS), now in its seventh season, is a community-based bike shop started and run by the WRWC.
Shop Mechanic is responsible for all aspects of shop operations, including:
● Maintenance of interior and exterior of shop;
● Repair and upkeep of kids camp bikes, customer bikes and shop rental bikes;
● Prep bikes for two bike sales on college campuses;
● Coordination with Bike Camp staff throughout the summer;
● Managing funds and tracking shop participation through WRWC square and other forms.
● Organized and responsible;
● Experience working in a bike shop;
● At least 18 years old;
● Ability to work independently;
● Community-oriented;
● Working cell phone;
● Excellent references;
● Enjoy working with children.
Spanish speaking, from Olneyville, and experience working with children, all pluses!
The RSBS is made of two 30-foot, bright red shipping containers and is located at Riverside Mills Park on Aleppo Street in Olneyville. The RSBS provides bike low cost bike repairs, inexpensive rentals, and refurbished bikes for sale. Revenue from rentals, sales and repairs help us keep the shop open in this underserved community and help us increase bike use on Woonasquatucket River Greenway Bike Path, Providence’s only paved off-road bike path.
The mission of the Woonasquatucket River Watershed Council is to encourage, support and promote the restoration and preservation of the Woonasquatucket River Watershed as an environmental, recreational, cultural, and economic asset of the State of Rhode Island.
Compensation: $10.50 per hour, 20 hours per week, 21 weeks. Start immediately.
How to apply: Send resume and short cover letter to ebaptista@wrwc.org

Bike To Breakfast! :: May 3, 2016 :: 7:30 am

Meet the staff of the Woonasquatucket River Watershed Council at our office and we'll lead you to our favorite breakfast spot in Johnston!

This will be an easy 5 mile ride with a couple of on-road sections, but mostly smooth sailing along the River path. Bring some cash or a credit card to cover your meal. All are welcome! Youth should be accompanied by an adult and all riders must wear helmets.

Questions? Call the office 401-861-9046 or message us on Facebook!

Office address: 45 Eagle Street, Providence, RI 02909

Riverside Gardening :: May 7, 2016 :: 11am-12:30pm

Location: Riverside Park

FREE and open to the public!
Bioremediation and Soil Health Workshop
Bioremediation plant seeds, worms, and soil testing kits/protocol

History Bike Ride :: May 14, 2016 :: 9:30 am

Location: Waterplace Park

Sponsored By:

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Bike with the Woonasquatucket River Watershed Council (WRWC) and Sarah Zurier of the Rhode Island Historical Preservation & Heritage Commission on Saturday, May 14 at 9:30 am and explore settlement and industry on the Woonasquatucket River.

Stopping at several points along the River, we'll travel back in time from the 21st century to the 17th century. Highlights include the Brown and Sharpe Complex, Riverside Park, Dyerville Mill and a visit to the Clemence-Irons House (1691) in Johnston, one of the oldest houses in Rhode Island. The house is owned and managed by Historic New England and one of their volunteers will offer a guided walk through the distinctive stone-ender house.

This is an easy, 10 mile ride with plenty of stops. Our ride begins at Providence Place Mall and follows the Woonasquatucket River into Olneyville and Johnston and back again. We meet by the Providence Place Mall Bike Ramp at the Corner of Park Street and Promenade Street. The cost is $10/person. Our family rate is $20 maximum for a family of five or less. To participate, you must bring a bike and a helmet. To register in advance and get more information, please call 401-861-9046.

Wolf Hill Hike and BBQ :: June 8, 2016 :: 6:00pm - 8:30pm

Sponsored By:

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Wolf Hill Forest Preserve hike and BBQ with WRWC Board President Roy Najecki

Riverside Gardening :: June 11, 2016 :: 11am-12:30pm

Location: Riverside Park

FREE and open to the public
Butterfly and Beneficial Bug Gardening Workshop
Free native wildflower seeds

Downtown Paddle :: June 16, 2016 :: 6pm launch

Location: Lower Woonasquatucket River

Sponsored By:

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Downtown Paddle
*Rain date: Friday, July 1st

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.

Bike Camp :: June 27, 2016

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 27th and run to mid-August. Sign up for one week or multiple weeks! And sign up now: there are only twelve places available each week.


Riverside Kid's Scavenger Hunt and canoe rides! :: July 8, 2016 :: TBD

Location: Riverside Park

Sponsored By:

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Riverside Kid's Scavenger Hunt and canoe rides! Details to come :-)

Riverside Gardening :: September 10, 2016 :: 11am-12:30pm

Location: Riverside Park

FREE and open to the public
Seed-saving Workshop
Take home some seeds!

7th Annual Woony River Ride :: September 17, 2016 :: 8am

Location: Waterplace Park

The Woony Ride brings out families and avid cyclists from all over the region to enjoy the scenic greenway of the Woonasquatucket River, a historic asset to the state of RI. The funds raised from the Woony Ride supports expansion of the Greenway and youth programs. Enjoy the finish line with an AFTER-PARTY at Waterplace Park in Downtown Providence with live music, food, and awesome prizes for fundraisers!

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