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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.


Greystone Mill Pond Paddle :: August 4, 2016 :: 6pm

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. 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.

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.

Wolf Hill Hike & BBQ :: August 26, 2016 :: 5pm-8pm

Location: Stillwater Reservoir

Join us on a hike of Wolf Hill, led by WRWC Board Member, Christopher Riely. Christopher is a Forester for Providence Water, a Board Member & Officer for the RI Land Trust Council, and a nature enthusiast. After the hike, we hope you'll join us for clam cakes and chowder, courtesy of WRWC Board President Roy Najecki.

Wolf Hill is a long, rocky, north-south ridge running through the middle of the town of Smithfield.

We'll follow a gently rolling trail that's about 4 miles round trip, gently rolling and leads to Mercer Lookout, where we can see views of the Providence skyline and beyond. Many of the trails are old farm roads from the time this was Mowry Farm. Most of the property is a mature oak and maple forest, with a few stands of pine and hemlock. The undergrowth contains many huckleberry and lowbush blueberry bushes. Several vernal pools are visible from the trails.

In 2000 this property was acquired by the Smithfield Land Trust and in the ensuing years abutting land was acquired so that the protected area is now 300 acres.

In the center of the property is a memorial to three airmen who perished when their plane crashed on this site in August 1943. Bisecting the property is a right-of-way for National Grid's high voltage power lines. This right-of-way has created a low bush habitat for wildlife, where deer, wild turkeys, songbirds, and hawks can often be seen.
-hike description taken from the RI Blueways website

The trail head is located at the Smithfield Conservation Center in Smithfield. There's parking on site.

*Bring bug spray and headlamps or flash lights, as we may be getting back in at dusk.

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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