We want to help you achieve a feeling of calm and peace called Blue Mind developed by Dr. Wallace J. Nichols, a marine biologist and author of the best-selling book, Blue Mind. In his book, Dr. Wallace shares his research on the positive effects of water on our health and well-being.
Sycamore Landing is our 12-acre site located next to the Blackstone River. We have improved the site and trail system over the years and now, with a grant from the RI Foundation, we want to achieve a shared public place that will provide a natural and aesthetically tranquil space for our community.
We’ve recently added a pollinator flower garden and artificial beehive. Our future plans include additional raised flower gardens, benches for people to sit and relax and possibly a stone-dust walkway. Read more about our site and plans for the future in the Valley Breeze.
We are also looking for volunteers to help with the project and ongoing site maintenance. If you would like to volunteer to help us with Blue Mind, please complete our Volunteer sign-up form.Blue mind volunteer
We have many river and watershed programs and educational opportunities. In the past, we have helped individuals meet their court-ordered community service requirements as well as helped students complete their 15 hours of community service to help satisfy their graduation requirements. Students and individuals have fun while completing their requirements and they learn about the river and the environment at the same time. We hope the positive experience stays with them.
Contact us at BRWCFOB@gmail.com or complete our Project Registration form. Volunteers are always appreciated. Many hands make light work.
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Intertribal gathering hosted by the Narragansett Tribe in collaboration with Friends of the Blackstone. Featuring High Tide Drum, Jeffery Pegram from the Long Island Shinnecock Tribe, speakers from the Narragansett and Nipmuc tribes as well as local river advocates. See Events calendar for more details
MUSC + SPEAKERS + ACTIVITIES
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‘Kittacuck Speaks‘ is a film produced by BRWC in concert with the RI Rivers Council. Kittacuck is Native American meaning “the great tidal river” which refers to the Blackstone River. The premier took place on Earth Day at the Blackstone River Theater. Click the link above to see the film.
Take 7.425 minutes to join or renew your membership online. Simply go to our Membership page and select the membership level you desire and complete the information. Your membership is good for 1 year from the day you sign up and you will get an automatic email reminder when your 1 year is about to expire. Become a Riverlutionist by joining or renewing today! Thank you.
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By volunteering for one of our cleanups, helping with water quality monitoring or leading a group of students on a river trip, you’ll become an advocate for the river. You can make a difference in our community and to the environment
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Your contribution will support our programs and activities, not salaries or benefits because we are an all-volunteer organization. Our members and supporters fund our fight to keep our river and watersheds clean and hold polluters accountable. We are a non-profit and your donation may be tax deductible.
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