Blackstone Parks Conservancy
For Earth Day at RiverWood, we’ve planned an ambitious and fun event to help increase the numbers of the amazing Monarch butterfly. Monarchs cannot survive as a species without milkweed plants, so we will make paper pots, plant milkweed seeds in them, and build planters of natural materials for our milkweed plants to grow in. There will be extra pots for kids to take home to start their own milkweed garden. All materials will be provided.

Part of our new free Nature Programs for Children in K – 5.

Sunday, April 22nd, 1:30-3pm, at Blackstone Field (, across from the Narragansett Boat Club (2 River Road, Providence, RI 02906). Please register at

To the dismay of many people, three large red maples at the edge of Blackstone Field in Blackstone Park beside the Seekonk River were cut down in February. Efforts were made to avoid the loss, but in order to make way for shifting River Road twelve feet to the west (a project nearly ten years […]

News of the death of Shirley J. Kezirian, a former board member of the Blackstone Parks Conservancy, came as a shock to everyone. She always asked, “What can I do to help?” and without fuss volunteered for any job that needed doing. She took her membership on the board seriously, giving careful consideration to all […]

Bee Rally at the State House: Tuesday, June 19, 2018; 2:00 – 4:00 pm State House lit in Bumblebee Black and Yellow: June 18 – 24, 2018 Please respond by March 30, 2018. Contact: Meg Kerr, Audubon Society of Rhode Island Senior Director of Policy, Somewhere between 75% and 95% of all flowering plants […]