Recently, John and Frank were ‘fishing’ near the banks of the river and yielded these two engine blocks. This was pulled from our property at Sycamore Landing, once a municipal dump.
We continue our stewardship of the property in order to improve the site, which is open to the public. To date, we have removed nearly 200 tons of asphalt and debris.
The metal from the engine blocks was scrapped and the proceeds used to help fund our activities. Every little bit counts.
Please visit our site located at 100 New River Road, Manville RI. Pick up a brochure on your way in and walk the trails or use the landing to canoe or kayak the river. We hope to see you there.
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
Join us on September 7 for a fun evening of water and wine. The ‘water’ is a guided canoe trip on the river. We will put in behind our building and paddle a short distance. Or, if you prefer, take a leisurely walk around our 12-acre site and enjoy the river from one of our many trails. The ‘wine’ is a sampling of interesting varietals paired with food for the ultimate experience. Go to our Events page to buy your tickets. We look forward to seeing you there!
Our group of volunteers 10 strong in the river removed the trees from the dam. This was historic with men dwarfed by the debris. Volunteers on the bridge lent their muscle as well. Thanks go to the Valley Boys, passersby who stopped to assist, well-wishers, donors and Hope Global for their financial support. See more on our Projects page
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