Blackstone Parks Conservancy

Silver Shovel

And the Silver Shovel Award goes to….. the Park-Keepers!   At a special weekend drop-in work session on Saturday, October 19, we adjusted and installed steps and water bars along a particularly erosion-prone part of the trail.  Thanks to all who showed up and dug deep on this lovely day.

Our next Park-keeping event is on Sunday, November 10th at 10:30 am. We are going to work again in the center section, spreading wood chips and readying trails for mud season. We will meet at the Blackstone Park kiosk (Parkside Rd. & E. Orchard Av., Providence, RI 02906)

A recent stroll around the five-plus-acre plateau of Blackstone Park overlooking the Seekonk River revealed a woodland far healthier and greener than it was, say, five years ago. Blackstone Parks Conservancy (BPC) volunteers are accustomed to looking for the problems–the dying plants and worn patches–to see what needs to be tackled next. But these moments […]

Providence’s Blackstone Park offers an oasis of peace and serenity, an article by David Kindy.  

Yesterday’s RiverRide

Thanks to all who joined us for yesterday’s fabulous RiverRide – the second one this Fall!  We enjoyed a gorgeous day with clear skies, low winds, two eagle sightings, and fall foliage.  Add to that a fact-filled guide from the Conservancy’s own Rick Richards, who logs hours on the river every week as a rowing […]