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Woonasquatucket River Watershed Council

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Join the Woonasquatucket River Watershed Council to honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in a National Day of Service! MLK Day is the only federal holiday designated as a national day of service to encourage all Americans to volunteer to improve their communities. 2022 is a vital time to come together as a nation to create Dr. King's Beloved Community. Through service we can build more equitable and just communities to underpin racial equity, expand civic opportunities, and foster respect for individual differences. Meet us at 99 Hartford Ave, Providence, RI 02909 on Monday January 17th, from 10am-2pm. Help us clean litter along the Woonasquatucket River, engage with your community, and recommit to service as we start this new year.

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About Woonasquatucket River Watershed Council

Location:

45 Eagle Street, Suite 202, Providence, RI 02909, US

Mission Statement

The mission of the Woonasquatucket River Watershed Council is to encourage, support and promote the restoration and preservation of the Woonasquatucket River Watershed as an environmental, recreational, cultural, and economic asset of the State of Rhode Island.

Description

In 1998, President Clinton designated the river as an American Heritage River, in part, because of the significant role it played in the Industrial Revolution. The Woonasquatucket was one of the first rivers to be dammed by mill-owners to insure a steady supply of water year-round for their mills. In the last thirty years, as jobs have left the region and the mills have closed, the river has gone from a valued industrial asset to a neglected natural resource. In urban areas the river itself and its banks have become a dumping ground for chemicals and large solid debris. In rural areas the river is threatened by development pressures that swallow up open space and pave over the river banks.

Environment

WHEN

Sat Jan 22, 2022
10:00 AM - 02:00 PM

WHERE

99 Hartford AvenueProvidence, RI 02909

(41.81796,-71.44753)
 

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  • People 55+
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