Blacktone Parks Conservancy

Dedicated to the Preservation and Stewardship of Historic
Blackstone Park Conservation District and Boulevard.

Weather permitting, join volunteers from the Blackstone Parks Conservancy as we ready the park for winter by spreading wood chips and fixing fences in the center section.  It’s a light workout, a surprising amount of fun…and we need your help!  You are welcome for a few minutes or the whole time.  Meet near the kiosk in the center section, by Parkside Road and East Orchard Avenue, Providence, RI 02906.

From Leah Hamburger, Director of Sustainability at the City of Providence:   Hi All, I’m excited to announce that the City of Providence is hiring a Building Energy Advisor in the Office of Sustainability:  This new position is made possible by our participation in the City Energy Project. Please post and share widely! Feel free to […]

Doing and Undoing

On Thursday September 29th,, at midday, seven volunteers from AIPSO Company in Johnston were hard at work repairing damage inflicted by nature and humans in the center section of the Blackstone Park Conservation District high above the Seekonk River. Such maintenance is a normal part of Blackstone Parks Conservancy (BPC) volunteers’ job, which is—with the […]

Pop over to Blackstone Boulevard near University Avenue between 3:30 and 5:00 p.m. to see the art work resulting from a collaboration between School One and retirees. Over the last month, artist Ida Schmulowitz of Hamilton House has taught an inter-generational class techniques for painting en plein air. Painting outdoors is just one of many creative uses for […]

Join us for Halloween activities, a woodland trail walk and sweet treats! We suggest wearing sturdy shoes and long pants or high socks as we may encounter mud, stairs, or poison ivy along the walk. Families are also encouraged to wear costumes and bring bring flashlights, small basket or bag, chairs or blanket, woods worthy shoes. […]

“Before” and “After” images dance in the heads of Blackstone Park Conservancy (BPC) volunteers on a muggy September day in the Blackstone Park Conservation District. They are here to inspect the woodland for damaged plants and trails and to plan maintenance sessions. The volunteers see much work to do: plants to replace, trails to refresh, […]

BirdWalk! Join Lauren Parmelee from the Audubon Society for a bird walk at Blackstone Park. This walk is aimed at people who want to learn about birds and bird watching but may not have much experience. The fall migration will be in progress, so there should be lots of birds in the woods. Birds are […]

The International Coastal Cleanup is the world’s largest volunteer effort for our ocean and waterways. People all over the world remove trash from the shores and document what they find. The data is compiled and published in an annual global report on marine debris by the Ocean Conservancy.  Save The Bay coordinates the Rhode Island cleanup effort. […]

Join volunteers from the Blackstone Parks Conservancy as we spread woodchips, fix fences, and pull invasive plants.  It’s a light workout, and a surprising amount of fun.   Meet near the kiosk in the center section, by Parkside Road and East Orchard Avenue, Providence, RI 02906.

Enjoy a boat ride up the Seekonk River and learn about the fish, birds and other wildlife that live in, on, and near the river. This event is co-hosted by the Blackstone Parks Conservancy and Save the Bay. Board boat at 10:00, 10:40 or 11:20. Seating is first come first serve so arrive early! Join […]