After a long and challenging winter, it’s a pleasure to see fresh beginnings throughout the parks – from the flowering trees on the Boulevard to the newly returned songbirds near York Pond. Now more than ever, we can see how important it is to steward our environment.
- Volunteer to clean up the shore along River Drive and the Seekonk River this Saturday, April 24! The Blackstone Parks Conservancy and Save the Bay are partnering to hold this shoreline cleanup. To ensure COVID safety, you must pre-register on Save the Bay’s website to join us.
- Help us turn Boulevard sticks into valuable mulch! From now through Saturday, April 24, if you see a large stick (more than 1 foot long or thicker than your thumb) on the Boulevard, place it near a “gathering tree” marked with a green ribbon. All the gathering trees are west of the path. There are only 5 of them – this is a new type of project so we are starting small. Small branches will be used to mulch around Boulevard trees, and larger ones will be collected for chipping.
Contractors started work ahead of schedule in the Center Section. They are removing badly worn snow fences and putting up post-and-rail fences, adding a few signs, and stabilizing parts of the trail.