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Clear Currents Setup Crew

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Clear Currents Setup Crew

Help setup the the dock and supplies needed for the Clear Currents event! Watch the river light up with local kayakers and adventurers. Help unload kayaks, set up check in area and help any Clear Currents attendees with questions and supplies.

What is Clear Currents?
Clear Currents is a community paddling event that celebrates improved water quality in RI and celebrates the cleaner water brought upon by the opening of the Narragansett Bay Commission Combined Sewer Overflow; an initiative that has greatly improved water quality throughout the entire bay area. Clear Currents features 50 illuminated Japanese Koi Fish temporarily mounted on canoes and kayaks that registered participants will paddle up and down the river after sunset.

Check-In Location: Across from 129 Dyer Street, Providence RI 02903 (Hay Buildings)

Parking Location: 200 Dyer Street, Providence RI 02903

Point of Contact: Gary Saint Laurent, c: 401-481-1469

WaterFire Volunteer Attire:

  • Comfortable clothing you can work in and do not mind getting dirty
  • Mask (optional)- WaterFire will have black masks on site
  • Closed toe shoes - there are many areas with cobblestone and equipment to protect your feet

Suggestion: No large personal items and weather appropriate clothing

New! WaterFire ditches the plastic water bottle this season! Last season we eliminated the plastic from constructing the braziers and this season we want to reduce our carbon footprint by eliminating the need for single-use plastic bottles. We ask that you please bring a reusable water bottle to your shift and you will be able to refill on site.

Volunteer Team Requests:

  • If you are unable to make it to your shift, please let me know as soon as possible or unregister on the website.
  • Please be on time for your shift! WaterFire volunteers have the most important role to make a WaterFire lighting possible.
  • WaterFire will go on regardless of the weather, so please plan accordingly. We will be in touch if there are any emergencies.

*Check in time subject to change slightly*

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About WaterFire Providence


475 Valley St, Providence, RI 02908, US

Mission Statement

WaterFire Providence's mission is to inspire Providence and its visitors by revitalizing the urban experience, fostering community engagement, and creatively transforming the city by presenting WaterFire for all to enjoy.


WaterFire Providence Brings Art to the Community, by the Community

WaterFire Providence is known for the lightings that take place downtown with local artists and food vendors. We hope to get back to lightings downtown later this year but for now our main focus is the WaterFire Arts Center (WFAC)! Since the pandemic WaterFire continued to create art for the community, by the community at the WFAC.

WaterFire Providence Volunteers are an integral part of every event we host. They assist in all aspects of event production, special projects, and anything else we dream up.

Volunteers build, perform, inspire, engage, and enjoy! WaterFire volunteers come from all walks of life, and we appreciate the diversity and talents that are among them. Over the years, a network of volunteers has been established, and we are delighted at the community that they have become.

Begin your volunteer experience with WaterFire Providence by signing up now on our Volunteer HQ.


Arts & Culture
Arts & Culture, Community


Sat Aug 03, 2024
01:00 PM - 05:30 PM


129 Dyer StProvidence, RI 02903







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