Downtown Paddle with Loren Spears on June 19th 2021

Please join us for a relaxing paddle on the Woonasquatucket River through Downtown Providence this Summer. For this downtown paddle trip we will be joined on the water by Lorén Spears, Executive Director of the Tomaquag Museum who will help paint a picture of Indigenous Peoples’ uses and relationship to this vital waterway. We invite you to come and see this beautiful stretch of hidden wilderness within our city. We will start at the boat launch on South Water St. and travel to Eagle Square. Along this route there are opportunities to observe diverse wildlife including Herons, Ducks, Cormorants, American Eels, Box Turtles and several species of fish. The trip will also pass by a number of historic sites which range in scope from the colonial to modern periods of Providence’s history.

Date: Saturday, June 19, 2021

Time: 4:30pm

Place: South Water Street boat launch (map below) in downtown Providence, on the east side of the river, north of the Point Street Bridge. The approximate address for the boat launch is 251 South Water St., Providence.

Map: South Water St. Boat Launch


Following state guidelines for COVID-19:

  • Participants are required to pre-register for this paddle (10 person limit)
  • Stay home if you’re sick
  • Bring/wear a mask
  • Maintain 6 foot distance from other participants

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