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CLEAN DAYS ON THE GREENWAY :: May 1, 2017

Location: Riverside Park

Choose your own day!

Dates to be determined with individual groups.

Join the River Rangers for a day of service on a day of your choosing this Spring, Summer or Fall. This is a great option for corporate and school groups looking to schedule community service and team building.

For more information and to learn how to submit a request for your group, contact Nicole at nvance@wrwc.org


CLEAN DAYS ON THE GREENWAY :: June 3, 2017 :: 9am - 1pm

Water & Land Cleanup @ WRWC's NEW Pocket Park~
at the corner of 102 Kinsley Ave & Eagle St, Providence

9am 1pm | Join us as you can!

FREE T-shirts and lunch for volunteers!

Tools and gloves will be provided, but bring your own if you've got 'em!
Check back for more info and for our Clean Days FAQs.

Ready to volunteer?
Contact Nicole | 401-861-9046 | nvance@wrwc.org
Check back for updates and to help spread the word!


CLEAN DAYS ON THE GREENWAY :: June 17, 2017 :: 9am - 1pm

Location: Manton Gateway

Spring Cleanup @ Manton Skatepark & Gateway

Manton Skatepark | Near 584 Manton Ave, Providence RI 02909
9am – 1pm | Join us as you can!

Join the WRWC River Rangers to help with our annual spring spruce up at Manton Skatepark & Gateway on Manton Ave! Volunteers will gather in the morning to clean up tree wells, mulch planting areas and trees, paint out graffiti, paint new art, do special projects and meet the neighbors!

FREE T-shirts and lunch for volunteers!

Tools and gloves will be provided, but bring your own if you've got 'em!

Need more info? Ready to volunteer?
Contact Nicole | 401-861-9046 | nvance@wrwc.org


Downtown Paddle :: June 21, 2017 :: 6pm launch

Location: Lower Woonasquatucket River

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 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, and fine paddle for novice paddlers.

I you are using one of our boats the price is $35/boat (kayak or canoe). If you're bringing your own boat the price is $15/person. If 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.


Red Shed Bike Camp :: June 26, 2017 :: 9am - 3pm

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 26th and run to mid-August. Sign up for one week or multiple weeks!


Georgiaville Pond Paddle (and Swim!) :: July 12, 2017 :: 6pm

Location: Georgiaville Pond

Join us for an evening paddle on scenic and peaceful Georgiaville Pond in Smithfield. We will put in at the historic Smith-Appleby House and make a 2 mile circuit around the pond. The paddle will take us past pretty, pine tree covered islands and a town beach, where we'll take a short break and paddlers will have the option of jumping in for a swim!

The pond is generally smooth and quiet, which makes for easy paddling. Children are welcome as long as they are accompanied by an adult.

I you are using one of our boats the price is $35/boat (kayak or canoe). If you are bringing your own boat the price is $15/person. 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 :: July 21, 2017 :: 6pm

Location: Waterplace Park

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 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, and fine paddle for novice paddlers.

I you are using one of our boats the price is $35/boat (kayak or canoe). If you're bringing your own boat the price is $15/person. If 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.


Rick Greenwood Memorial Paddle on the Lower River, Big Industry Downtown & Locomotive Works :: August 4, 2017 :: 6pm

Location: Lower Woonasquatucket River

Join Historian Sarah Zurier, on this informative and beautiful 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 side of 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 $35/person. If you are bringing your own boat the price is $15/person. 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.


CLEAN DAYS ON THE GREENWAY :: August 5, 2017 :: 1pm - 4pm

Water & Land Cleanup @ Bath Street
Saturday, August 5, 2017

Kinsley Ave Bridge | Near 301 Promenade St, Providence RI 02903
1-4pm | Pre-register to join!

Join the WRWC River Rangers to help with tire pulls and litter sweeps along this portion of the river. Our timing for this day is dependent on the low tide. Help us work to make this river swimmable and fishable again!

FREE T-shirts and late lunch for volunteers!

Waders, boats, tools and gloves will be provided, but bring your own if you've got 'em!

Need more info? Ready to volunteer?
Contact Nicole | 401-861-9046 | nvance@wrwc.org


McCoy Stadium WRWC Day :: August 10, 2017 :: 7pm

Join us at McCoy Stadium for the Paw Sox vs Columbus game!

Every ticket sold benefits our efforts to provide critical organizational support to the WRWC in our year-round efforts to maintain and extend the Fred Lippitt Woonasquatucket River Greenway Bike Path.

Check back for the link for tickets or email ddemarinis@wrwc.org


Capron Grist Mill, Stillwater Pond Paddle :: August 18, 2017 :: 6pm

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 $35/boat. If you are bringing your own boat the price is $15/person. 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.


CLEAN DAYS ON THE GREENWAY :: September 9, 2017 :: 9am - 1pm

Service Saturday – Location & Project TBD
Saturday September 9, 2017

Locations TBD
9am – 1pm| Sign up, and we’ll update you!

Exact location varies based on project needs and will be provided prior to the project. Service Saturday projects are based on current park & river needs.

FREE T-shirts and lunch for volunteers!

Tools and gloves will be provided, but bring your own if you've got 'em!

Need more info? Ready to volunteer?
Contact Nicole | 401-861-9046 | nvance@wrwc.org


Greystone Mill Pond Paddle :: September 10, 2017 :: 1pm

Greystone Mill Pond is on the border of Johnston, North Providence and Smithfield. This section of the Woony is smooth and quiet, which makes for easy paddling. The pond is narrow and winding with many wetlands. We begin at Cricket Field in Johnston and paddle up the pond for about 5/8 mile and return. We often see ducks, herons and other birds on this paddle!

The cost is $35/boat and includes your choice of a canoe or kayak. If using your own boat, the price is $15/person. On all trips, life jackets are required for all paddlers.

Contact Paddle Leader, Erik Talley at the WRWC at etalley@wrwc.org or (401) 481-1376 to register and for more details. Advance sign-up is required.

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.


8th Annual Woony River Ride :: September 16, 2017 :: 8am

Location: Waterplace Park

Join us on our 8th annual bike-a-thon and enjoy the scenic greenway of the Woonasquatucket River, a historic asset to the state of RI. The funds raised from the Woony River Ride support expansion of the bikepath 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!


Lower River Paddle with WRWC Board and Staff :: October 1, 2017 :: 4:30pm

Enjoy a special paddle on the Woonasquatucket River on Sunday, October 1st beginning at 4:30 PM. Not only will you get to see Providence from a unique perspective, you will also learn more about the WRWC directly from the Board and Staff, and then we'll all hang out and have drinks and some food after!

You'll hear about some of our programs and major projects like our green infrastructure program, River Rangers, urban park revitalization, Fred Lippitt Woonasquatucket River Greenway and Bike Path expansion, Red Shed Bike Camp, Fish in the Classroom and Environmental Education, Clean Days on the Greenway, and much more.

This special paddle will begin at the landing on South Water Street in Providence and we'll paddle up through Waterplace Park to and past the mall, and then return to the starting point. We'll go right through downtown Providence on this paddle! We have seen red-tailed hawks, great blue herons, and many other birds in this stretch of the river. The complete trip is about 4 miles.

After the paddle, we invite you to be our guest for drinks and appetizers at Hemenway's Restaurant on South Main Street. We'll chat informally about the many projects and programs of the WRWC. And, who knows, maybe you'll want to join our Board or help out on one of our many committees!

The Woonasquatucket River Watershed Council (WRWC) provides canoes, kayaks, paddles and life jackets, or paddlers can bring their own boats. Children are welcome as long as they are accompanied by an adult. Contact Paddle Leader, Erik Talley at etalley@wrwc.org or (401) 481-1376 to register and for more details. Advance sign-up is required.

Space is limited, so sign up today!

The cost for this special event including the paddle and refreshments at Hemenway's is $45 if you would like to use one of our canoes or kayaks or $25 if you will be using your own boat. Family rate is $80 maximum, for a family of five or less. On all trips, life jackets are required for all paddlers.


CLEAN DAYS ON THE GREENWAY :: October 21, 2017 :: 9am - 1pm

Service Saturday – Location & Project TBD
Saturday October 21, 2017

Locations TBD
9am – 1pm| Sign up, and we’ll update you!

Exact location varies based on project needs and will be provided prior to the project. Service Saturday projects are based on current park & river needs.

FREE T-shirts and lunch for volunteers!

Tools and gloves will be provided, but bring your own if you've got 'em!

Need more info? Ready to volunteer?
Contact Nicole | 401-861-9046 | nvance@wrwc.org


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