From Save the Bay CURRENTS newsletter: The Trump administration recently signed a regulation to end federal protection for millions of streams and roughly half the nation’s wetlands from federal protection. The move—known as the Navigable Waters Protection Rule—represents the largest rollback of the Clean Water Act since that rule was passed in 1972.
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
We are thrilled that Hope Global will sponsor our 19th annual Pratt Dam cleanup. “We are very happy to be part of this great initiative again”.
The cleanup date has not been decided yet since it is always river dependent for safety reasons. To see last year’s photos, videos and the Valley Breeze article, go to our Projects page.
Thank you, Hope Global, for your continued support.
April 11 is RI Historic Cemetery Restoration and Awareness Day and we have a cleanup scheduled at Elder Ballou Cemetery. Lots of help is needed here. Bring leaf blowers either gas or electric (we have a generator!). Cleanup begins at 9 a.m.
April 18 (rain date April 25) Mammoth Mills, Blackstone MA. Brush and trash removal and tires in the stream. Lots of work to do.
See our Events calendar for locations and additional information
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