Thanks to all our members, friends and partners for a terrific summer. We had our grand opening celebration, an epic Pratt Dam cleanup, and a very successful Water 2 Wine fundraising event.
Our guided canoe events were well attended, we made paper from knotweed and enjoyed presentations from several guest speakers.
Coming next, our 2019 newsletter and our 2020 membership campaign
The BRWC/FOB is the organization officially designated under Rhode Island State law to represent the environmental interests of the Blackstone River and its watershed. It has been our mission is to restore, enhance, and preserve the physical, historical and cultural integrity of the Blackstone River, its watershed and its eco-system through a variety of programs including water quality monitoring, outreach to youth in our community and partnering with others in order to accomplish mutual goals and objectives. Coming soon – Look for our ‘Wild Watch’ page!View All
Did you know you can renew your membership online? Simply go to our Membership page in the About Us menu, select the membership level you desire and complete the information. New this year, we added a Student/Senior membership level. We are pleased to offer this eco-friendly way for you to renew your membership. It saves you time while helping the planet.
Lowe’s has agreed to work with us to remove these carts from the watershed. As soon as a cleanup date is scheduled, we will post it on our Events page. We are so pleased that Lowe’s made the right decision for the environment and for our community.
We made paper from knotweed! Knotweed is an invasive that chokes out other native plants and something BRWC/FOB has been working to control. Thanks to local artist May Babcock, we learned how to make something beautiful and useful from it.
Many thanks to all our guests for coming out to support BRWC/FOB and to artist May Babcock for sharing her expertise with us. To learn more about May’s work go to maybabcock.com/pawtucket-paper. Knotweed has met its match!
By volunteering for one of our cleanups, or offering to support the water quality monitoring program or helping to lead a group of school children on a canoe trip, you’ll become a vital part of our community. Dedicated volunteers are rewarded by knowing that they have made a difference not only in their community but to their environment.Be A Member Volunteer
Becoming a member is like making a financial gift to BRWC/FOB and is an effective way to join the riverlution. All donations fund BRWC/FOB activities and not salaries or benefits because we are an all-volunteer organization. Our members and donors fund our fight to keep our river and watersheds clean and hold polluters accountable.Donate Here