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Woony Ride 2014

Events Calendar


Lower River Ecological Paddle :: August 20, 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. Neil Anthes, Visitor Services Specialist for the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, will be our tour guide as we explore the ecological history of the river from Pre-Colonial times to present day. He'll highlight the native and non-native species that now line the banks of this section of the Woonasquatucket River.


Neil Anthes is a recent graduate from URI. Neil is the primary environmental educator for the Service as well as the hunting and fishing coordinator. As a native Rhode Islander Neil understands the environmental challenges that the state faces, which is why he dedicates much of his time to environmental education and interpretation.

Cost:
$40 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:
$40 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.

Click here to get more details and to register: http://www.firstgiving.com/WoonyRide/WoonyRide5

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. Itís 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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