We met Sean this week fishing near mother sycamore. We spoke with him for a few minutes. He is thankful for the work BRWC/FOB has done to clean up the site. He’s lived in Manville most of his life and remembers when the area was used as a dump.
Sean carries out what he carries in such as his coffee cups and fishing line. We appreciate his support by not littering the area so others can enjoy its beauty.
We are located at 100 New River Rd, Manville, adjacent to the bike path. Come in and walk around and say ‘hi’ to Sean if you see him.
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
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!
Two high school students take part in Water Quality testing with Field Coordinator, Nick Wentzell, providing the lab instruction. BRWC works closely with the Blackstone River Watershed Assoc. who is in their 13th year participating in the Blackstone River Coalition Volunteer WQM Program. The data collected are used to improve water quality and ecosystem with the goal of a fishable/swimmable Blackstone River.
Our mission to keep the river and watershed clean is a never-ending job especially when at least 10 shopping carts were dumped down a steep embankment on the river. We have reached out to Lowe’s several times, since their logo is on the carts, but have not gotten any traction yet. More to come…
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