Sometimes we do too good a job. On our last cleanup effort to remove a dozen illegally dumped Lowe’s shopping carts, we couldn’t help but remove 70+ tires, trash of all sorts including carpeting, barrels, furniture pieces, etc. etc. The area was a complete mess.
The Town of Cumberland was gracious enough to agree to the disposal of the carts. They weren’t thinking we would find so much other trash.
At last check, the trash is still where we piled it on the bike path. We are working with the Town to remove it.
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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
Did you know you can join or renew your membership online? Simply go to our Membership page in the About Us menu, select the membership level you desire and complete the information. New this year, we added a Student/Senior membership level. We are pleased to offer this eco-friendly way for you to renew your membership. It saves you time while helping the planet.
George joined us for our November 2 cleanup off Silva Street in Cumberland. For more than 3 hours, he focused on one area and accumulated a lot of trash. He also located a large steel drum that we were able to wrestle from the watershed. Thank you, George, for volunteering. It is with the help of volunteers that we are able to improve the Blackstone River for our community and for future generations.
We are distributing this new report and website that Mass Audubon helped RI Coastal Institute and others develop. It explores the $14 billion value of nature-based economic sectors in the Narragansett Bay Watershed and aims to inform future decision-making in the region.
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