2019 Clean Days Kickoff Recap

In 2019, nearly 400 volunteers came together over two days of kickoff events to start our spring off right – despite the rain on Earth Day!

On Earth Day, April 22, 2019, nearly 300 volunteers turned out to pick up litter along Promenade St and Kinsley Avenue and plant over 80 trees. A stellar group from Year Up! joined our friends from the Department of Environmental ManagementIGTCoke, and T-Mobile to tackle this stretch of river. Another crew, including volunteers from United Way of RINowell Academy, and Burrilville High School made big moves at Donigian Park! Wildflour Vegan Bakery and the Manton Ave Dunkin’ provided a delicious breakfast! Our long-time donors and generous friends at Olneyville NY System and Vasillio’s provided lunch for the brave volunteers who continued to work through rain and shine!

Check out more photos from 4/22/19 here!

We were blown away by the turnout at our Community Clean Days Kickoff on the 27th! A fantastic group of over 100 volunteers cleaned the riverbanks, spruced up the playgrounds, and weeded the living fences in record time. Many thanks to the United Way of RIthe Land and Water Sovereignty CampaignCox, Brady Sullivan, and One Neighborhood Builders for supporting this work and our community. Our friends at the Partnership for Providence Parks sponsored this cleanup and provided healthy snacks! Lunch generously donated by Wes’s Ribhouse, with dessert from Wildflour Vegan Bakery . Thanks to all who came out to help – Riverside Park looks better than ever! One last special thanks to the Partnership for Providence ParksMayor Jorge ElorzaSustainPVDProvidence Parks Department, and Providence Urban Wildlife Refuge Partnership for their support of Annual Earth Day Cleanups across the City of Providence!

Check out more photos from 4/27/19 here!

Special thanks to our organizational sponsors: The FoundryBrady SullivanFuss & O’NeillUNFIDEMGray and PapeLopco, and NBC!