Audubon Society of Rhode Island

Audubon Society of Rhode Island12 Sanderson Rd. Smithfield, RI 02917 401-949-5454 Environmental organization that manages the Powder Mill Ledges Wildlife Sanctuary, dedicated to the preservation of bird life. The refuge is the headquarters for the Society and offers a library, gift shop, teacher’s resource center, and bird-feeding station. Google Map
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Blackstone Heritage Corridor

John H. Chafee National Heritage Corridor1 Depot Square  Woonsocket,  RI 02895   401-762-0250   Promotes the region from Pawtucket to Worcester that runs along the Blackstone River in Rhode Island and Massachusetts. Historical walking tours, bus and evening tours with National Park Rangers. Activities include: spectator sports, theater, wildlife refuge, nature center canoeing, freshwater fishing, hunting, kayaking, lake or river access, horseback riding, cross-country skiing, freshwater swimming, bike trail, bird watching trail, hiking trail, jogging trail. Self-guided walking and driving tours and detours. Google Map
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Blackstone River Valley National Historical Park

National Heritage Corridor Commission One Depot Square Woonsocket, RI 02895  (401) 762-0250  Fax: (401) 762-0530  The Blackstone River runs from Worcester, MA to Providence, RI. Its waters powered the Slater Mill in Pawtucket, RI, America’s first successful cotton spinning mill. This creative spark began the nation’s transformation from Farm to Factory. Today, the Blackstone River Valley is a special type of National Park – a living landscape containing thousands of natural and historic treasures. Google Map
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Blackstone River Watershed Association

Blackstone River Watershed Association 271 Oak Street  Uxbridge, MA 01569 508-278-5200 Played an instrumental role in cleaning up what was described as an “industrial river” in the 19th and 20th centuries. Although still threatened by industrial and increasingly residential pollution sources, the health of the Blackstone’s river system continues to improve. The BRWA’s mission is to engage, educate and advocate to improve water quality in the Blackstone River watershed.
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Blackstone River Watershed Council

Blackstone River Watershed CouncilP.O. Box 8068 Cumberland, RI 02864 Dedicated to making the Blackstone River fishable and swimmable by 2015. Our mission is to restore, enhance and preserve the physical, historical and cultural integrity of the Blackstone River, its watershed and its eco-system, through public advocacy, education, recreation, stewardship and the promotion of our unique Blackstone Valley resource. Our programs are dedicated to protecting, preserving and enhancing the natural habitat of local river wildlife and creating recreational programs for the local residents to enjoy.
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Blackstone Valley Tourism Council

175 Main St. Pawtucket, RI  02860  401-724-2200
Develops and promotes tourism, economic development, and environmental cleanup activities and sustainability in Rhode Island’s Blackstone Valley, including the development and operation of several ongoing and special events, projects and activities. Events include the Blackstone Valley Polar Express, Train Excursion through the Blackstone Valley, American Girl Train Ride,  Blackstone Explorer Riverboat Tours, Bike Tours, Dragon Boat Festival, Cherry Blossom Festival, Culinaria Food Tours, Heritage Golf Tournament, and Annual Tourism Council Celebration. Google Map
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New Dawn Earth Center

75 Wrentham Road Cumberland, RI 02864-1109 401-333-1341 Offers programs and activities dealing with nature and the environment that are both educational and fun for children, adults and families.  Google Map
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Woonasquatucket Watershed Council

27 Sims Ave. Providence, RI  02909 401.861.9046 Encourage, support and promote the restoration and preservation of the Woonasquatucket River Watershed as an environmental, recreational, cultural, and economic asset of the State of Rhode Island. The group, organized by staff of the Woonasquatucket River Greenway Project, is composed of residents, representatives of local and state government, and local non-profits and works to improve the environmental, recreational and economic assets of the Woonasquatucket watershed. The Council works with the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (RI DEM) and other state and federal agencies to design and implement projects in the watershed. The watershed has been chosen as a pilot for the RI DEM’s Watershed Approach. The Woonasquatucket River Greenway Project is now a program of the Woonasquatucket River Watershed Council. The Woonasquatucket River Watershed Council has monthly meetings that are open to the public. Interested people are strongly encouraged to participate.
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