Blackstone Parks Conservancy

What natural resources, landscape features, and environmental conditions were encountered by the earliest users of what is now Blackstone Park?  Was there ever a natural status quo to which we can return? Did Native communities change their environment and its resources, or create the ecosystems that colonists took to be natural? Kevin Smith, Deputy Director and Chief Curator of Brown University’s Haffenreffer Museum of Anthropology, will touch on these questions and more.  Meet at the boathouse – we will have coffee and cider and learn about dramatic changes that have occurred around the Bay in the last several millennia.   Weather permitting, after the presentation we will take a prehistory-oriented trail walk.  Narragansett Boat Club, 2 River Road, Providence, RI 02906.  GPS: 41.832631,-71.378058

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