The WRWC was recently featured in RI Monthly!

Martin Luther King Jr. Day is observed on the third January of every year, with this year’s holiday falling on January 15. It is a day that marks Dr. King’s birthday and celebrates his legacy of unity, community, activism, and service. Rhode Island Monthly has shared several ways that Rhode Islanders can celebrate and honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on MLK Day. One of those ways includes the WRWC’s very own MLK National Day of Service Clean Up!

To honor his legacy, MLK Day is also known as the Martin Luther King Jr. National Day of Service. This is the only federally recognized National Day of Service to encourage Americans to improve their own communities. This year, the WRWC is hosting a community cleanup on MLK Day to kick off the new year and improve the Woonasquatucket River. We encourage community members to join us on Monday, January 15, 10:00am, at Contech Medical. This area is a heavily littered section of the river, and with recent flooding this winter, there is a large amount of debris that has been carried into the river. Food and drink will also be provided. For more information and to register, click here.

In addition to the WRWC’s community clean up, there are other great events and activities happening, such as local performances, historic tours, and art installations. You can read the full article from RI Monthly here.