Blackstone Parks Conservancy

Great Neighbors

What great neighbors we have! Students from Lincoln school worked with City Forester Doug Still today in Blackstone Park’s south section, taking down invasive Norway maple trees. Younger students picked up trash.  Many thanks to everyone.

THANK YOU to students from our neighbors at Lincoln School who created and put up a fabulous display featuring some of the native and invasive plants that can be found in Blackstone park. Check it out – it’s on the back of the Parkside kiosk!

On Monday Providence became the 30th US city to join the Urban Bird Treaty program! The program’s goal to is to help conserve birds through partnerships between cities and US Fish and Wildlife Service. Our partnership was made official at a sunny ceremony featuring Senator Reed, Mayor Elorza, Parks Dept Superintendent Wendy Nilsson, Regional Director of USFWS Wendi Weber, and students from the Cuffee School.

To find out about the 178 bird species sighted at Blackstone Park click here.

This is a fantastic season to look for migrant and local songbirds!  To explore Blackstone Park with an expert guide,  join us at our next free family event on June 2nd: A Birding Walk.  Click here to register.