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
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.View All
Our 2019 Newsletter is chuck full of this year’s activities and accomplishments. We had a very busy year especially with stewardship activities.
Read all about it here: 2019 Newsletter
Approximately 30 volunteers, board members and friends gathered together for a Christmas dinner. We shared memories of the year past, including tributes to our friend, Ray Pado. Please look for more photos from the evening on Facebook.
Take 8 minutes to join or renew your membership online this year. Simply go to our Membership page and select the membership level you desire and complete the information. We are pleased to offer this fast and eco-friendly way for you to join or renew your membership. It helps the river and the planet. Prefer snail mail? No problem. Click here and print off a Membership form and mail it to us along with your check. Become a Riverlutionist by joining or renewing today! Thank you.
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