NORTH PROVIDENCE – The newly acquired Westcott Park off Adams Lane will be an integral connecting piece for canoes and other paddlers along the Woonasquatucket River, said Woonasquatucket River Watershed Council Director Lisa Aurecchia, who is hoping to gather volunteers this weekend for the park’s first cleanup event.

On Saturday, Aug. 28, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m, the WRWC invites members of the public to assist in the first round of cleanups at the park, located at 7 Adams Lane.

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An aerial view of Westcott Memorial Park shows it tucked behind houses off Waterman Avenue in North Providence. The park will feature a kayak launch, as well as hiking trails, parking spaces, and a park bench. On Saturday, Aug. 28, the Woonasquatucket River Watershed Council and North Providence are holding its first event to clean up the trails and surrounding area.
By JACQUELYN MOOREHEAD, Valley Breeze & Observer Staff Writer