The WRWC was featured in Providence Daily Dose!
Providence Daily Dose shared in its article the collaboration between the Woonasquatucket River Watershed Council (WRWC), Gotham Greens, and the City of Providence to add a new stretch of the Greenway – an off-road, multi-use trail behind Gotham Greens in Providence. The new path is a connector between the Woonasquatucket River Greenway and the Washington Secondary Bike Path. This stretch of the Greenway runs from DeSoto Street to Atwells Avenue and includes a small pocket park with benches.
The construction of this path is part of a series of improvement phases to implement Green Infrastructure and environmental resilience to the river and its most vulnerable communities, such as Olneyville, where the new path is located. These environmental efforts are part of the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)’s Southern New England Program (SNEP), initiated by Senator Jack Reed, and centers around collaboration among regional partners to protect and restore coastal watershed habitats throughout southern New England.
The opening of the new Gotham Greens path was celebrated on Monday, September 25 with a ribbon-cutting ceremony at Gotham Greens. Among the guest speakers who attended the event were Senator Whitehouse, Senator Reed, Governor Dan McKee, Providence Mayor Brett Smiley, Darcy Young from the Narragansett Bay Estuary Program, representatives from the US EPA, Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT), and Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (RIDEM).
You can read Providence Daily Dose’s story here.