What the river can still yield...

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.

Our Programs

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!

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Riverlutionists Make a Huge Difference

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.

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You Can Help

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.

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August 25 Volunteer Appreciation Day National Park Service Join us for a Sundae Funday volunteer appreciation celebration. This is our chance to thank you for...
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September 07 Water 2 Wine Event Enjoy a guided canoe trip or walk along the Blackstone River followed by samples of fine wines...
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September 10 RI Tree Council Tree Stewards Education Course 2019 Fall Class Combines learning about trees, caring for trees, and understanding how people and trees can best grow together. ...