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Red Shed Bike Camp :: June 26, 2017 :: 9am - 3pm

Location: Riverside Park

Bike Camp is held at the Red Shed Bike Shop in Riverside Park, 50 Aleppo Street, Providence, RI for youth ages 8-14 years old. It runs from 9am- 3pm, Monday- Friday. Lunch is provided. Every day includes lessons in bike mechanics and a great group ride! The week-long camps start on June 26th and run to mid-August. Sign up for one week or multiple weeks!


CLEAN DAYS ON THE GREENWAY :: August 1, 2017

Location: Riverside Park

Choose your own day!

Dates to be determined with individual groups.

Join the River Rangers for a day of service on a day of your choosing this Spring, Summer or Fall. This is a great option for corporate and school groups looking to schedule community service and team building.

For more information and to learn how to submit a request for your group, contact Nicole at nvance@wrwc.org


Downtown River Clean-Up :: August 17, 2017 :: 9am - 2pm

Location: Waterplace Park

River Rangers are gathering friends and neighbors of the downtown Woonasquatucket River for a River Cleanup a month prior to our Annual Woony River Ride! Help us ring in this year’s Woony Ride with pride!

Join the Rangers as we partner with local businesses and organizations around Waterplace Park, the Providence Place Mall and along Promenade and Kinsley Streets – if we get enough folks, maybe we can make it all the way to Eagle Square! Come see the city from a new perspective! Be a part of helping clean and beautify the Woonasquatucket River.

This area of the river is tidal, so volunteers will gather early on this day in preparation for a midday low tide. We need help both on land and in water. We’re looking for folks who want to don waders to help clean in the river and those who want to lend a hand on shore hauling out what is gathered from the river. If we get enough help, we hope to do some litter sweeps and hit some graffiti in the area, too!

FREE t-shirts and lunch to volunteers!

Please wear and bring:
- clothes you don’t mind getting dirty
- a change of clothes
- hats, sunscreen, bug spray
- refillable water bottle
- canoes, waders and tools if you have them!

Contact Amanda with questions and to register!
Amanda O’Bannon | 401-861-9046 |aobannon@wrwc.org


Capron Grist Mill, Stillwater Pond Paddle :: August 18, 2017 :: 6:00pm Launch

Location: Stillwater Reservoir

Come explore two mills in one on a paddle up Stillwater Pond! Georges Bockstael, of the Breakwater Preservation Conservancy, will explain the decision of two mills combining into one and the resulting evolution of water wheel power generation. We will paddle about 1.5 miles roundtrip on Stillwater Pond, with steep banks on either side of the beautiful, deep centered river.
The Woonasquatucket River Watershed Council (WRWC) provides canoes, kayaks, paddles and life jackets, or paddlers can bring their own boats. Contact Paddle Leader, Erik Talley at etalley@wrwc.org or (401) 481-1376 if you have questions. Advance sign-up is required.

If you are using one of our solo kayaks the price is $35/person. Two-person canoes are $25/person ($15/person for extra passengers). If you're bringing your own boat the price is $15/person.

If you are bringing your own boat please remember to bring a life jacket for everyone who will be in your boat.

Space is limited, so sign up today! Advance sign-up is required.

REGISTER NOW!


Armory Revival Clean Day :: August 26, 2017 :: 9am - 1pm

San Souci Drive, south side of United Way, 50 Valley Street in Olneyville.

The River Rangers will team up with our friends at Armory Revival and Calendar Mills Lofts, Ocean State Tackle, United Way and Ocean State Metals to clean in-river and on river banks along the Woonasquatucket River from San Souci Drive to Delaine Street Bridge. In addition to pulling trash and debris from the river, volunteers will help remove invasive knotweed from the riverbanks behind United Way, Calendar Mills and Ocean State Metals. A HUGE shout-out to Armory Revival Management for spearheading the cleanup and bringing together so many Clean Day supporters and sponsors!


Join the Rangers on the Woonasquatucket River this day as we partner on this Clean Day with our proud sponsors Mayor Elorza, Armory Revival Management Co, Remarkable Properties, United Way, Ocean State Metals, Ocean State Tackle, Blackstone Heritage Corridor, ONE Neighborhood Builders, Highlander Institute, Calendar Mills, Rhode Island Hot Yoga, American Rivers, Pizzeria Gusto, and East Coast Embroidery. If we get enough folks, maybe we can make it as far north as the Delaine Street Bridge and as far West as the Manton Avenue Bridge. We hope you'll join us in this effort to clean and beautify the Woonasquatucket River in downtown Olneyville.

FREE T-shirts and lunch for volunteers!

Tools and gloves will be provided, but bring your own if you've got 'em!

Need more info? Ready to volunteer?
Contact Amanda | 401-861-9046 | aobannon@wrwc.org


CLEAN DAYS ON THE GREENWAY :: September 9, 2017 :: 9am - 1pm

Service Saturday – Location & Project TBD
Saturday September 9, 2017

Locations TBD
9am – 1pm| Sign up, and we’ll update you!

Exact location varies based on project needs and will be provided prior to the project. Service Saturday projects are based on current park & river needs.

FREE T-shirts and lunch for volunteers!

Tools and gloves will be provided, but bring your own if you've got 'em!

Need more info? Ready to volunteer?
Contact Nicole | 401-861-9046 | nvance@wrwc.org


Greystone Mill Pond Paddle :: September 10, 2017 :: 1:00pm Launch

Greystone Mill Pond is on the border of Johnston, North Providence and Smithfield. This section of the Woony is smooth and quiet, which makes for easy paddling. The pond is narrow and winding with many wetlands. We begin at Cricket Field in Johnston and paddle up the pond for about 5/8 mile and return. We often see ducks, herons and other birds on this paddle!

The Woonasquatucket River Watershed Council (WRWC) provides canoes, kayaks, paddles and life jackets, or paddlers can bring their own boats. Contact Paddle Leader, Erik Talley at etalley@wrwc.org or (401) 481-1376 if you have questions. Advance sign-up is required.

If you are using one of our solo kayaks the price is $35/person. Two-person canoes are $25/person ($15/person for extra passengers). If you're bringing your own boat the price is $15/person.

If you are bringing your own boat please remember to bring a life jacket for everyone who will be in your boat.

Space is limited, so sign up today! Advance sign-up is required.

REGISTER NOW!


8th Annual Woony River Ride :: September 16, 2017 :: 8am

Location: Waterplace Park

Join us on our 8th annual bike-a-thon and enjoy the scenic greenway of the Woonasquatucket River, a historic asset to the state of RI. The funds raised from the Woony River Ride support expansion of the bikepath and youth programs. Enjoy the finish line with an AFTER-PARTY at Waterplace Park in Downtown Providence with live music, food, and awesome prizes for fundraisers!


Lower River Paddle with WRWC Board and Staff :: October 1, 2017 :: 5:00pm Launch

Location: Lower Woonasquatucket River

Enjoy a special paddle on the Woonasquatucket River on Sunday, October 1st. Not only will you get to see Providence from a unique perspective, you will also learn more about the WRWC directly from the Board and Staff, and then we'll all hang out and have drinks and some food after!

You'll hear about some of our programs and major projects like our green infrastructure program, River Rangers, urban park revitalization, Fred Lippitt Woonasquatucket River Greenway and Bike Path expansion, Red Shed Bike Camp, Fish in the Classroom and Environmental Education, Clean Days on the Greenway, and much more.

This special paddle will begin at the landing on South Water Street in Providence and we'll paddle up through Waterplace Park to and past the mall, and then return to the starting point. We'll go right through downtown Providence on this paddle! We have seen red-tailed hawks, great blue herons, and many other birds in this stretch of the river. The complete trip is about 4 miles.

After the paddle, we invite you to be our guest for drinks and appetizers at Hemenway's Restaurant on South Main Street. We'll chat informally about the many projects and programs of the WRWC. And, who knows, maybe you'll want to join our Board or help out on one of our many committees!

The Woonasquatucket River Watershed Council (WRWC) provides canoes, kayaks, paddles and life jackets, or paddlers can bring their own boats. Contact Paddle Leader, Erik Talley at etalley@wrwc.org or (401) 481-1376 if you have questions. Advance sign-up is required.

If you are using one of our solo kayaks for this special trip the price is $55/person. Two-person canoes are $35/person ($25/person for extra passengers). If you're bringing your own boat the price is $25/person.

If you are bringing your own boat please remember to bring a life jacket for everyone who will be in your boat.

Space is limited, so sign up today! Advance sign-up is required.

Rain Date: October 8th at 11am

REGISTER NOW!


CLEAN DAYS ON THE GREENWAY :: October 21, 2017 :: 9am - 1pm

Service Saturday – Location & Project TBD
Saturday October 21, 2017

Locations TBD
9am – 1pm| Sign up, and we’ll update you!

Exact location varies based on project needs and will be provided prior to the project. Service Saturday projects are based on current park & river needs.

FREE T-shirts and lunch for volunteers!

Tools and gloves will be provided, but bring your own if you've got 'em!

Need more info? Ready to volunteer?
Contact Nicole | 401-861-9046 | nvance@wrwc.org


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