Beavers indicative of river health

The beaver activity on the Blackstone River is a sign of a healthy eco system.

Nearly driven to extinction, beavers have made a strong comeback.  More than any other animal, they are responsible for creating fertile landscapes. Their dams keep more water on the land and mitigate the effects of droughts in arid climates.

They also dig into the mud slowing water evaporation. As they work, broad meadows that are rich with silt can break down toxins such as pesticides.

We welcome their activity along the river. Let us know if you spot one at BRWCFOB@GMAIL.COM

Our Programs

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.  Click to see our updated Wild Watch page.

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Riverlutionists Make a Huge Difference

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.

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You Can Help

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.

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February 19 Board of Directors Meeting
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March 18 Board of Directors Meeting
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April 15 Board of Directors Meeting