Clean Days 2016

Clean Days on the Greenway 2016

Annual Kickoff Event
Clean DAYS on the Greenway
Saturday April 23, 2016
9:00 am – 2:00 pm

Register online or at one of the two parks on April 23rd
Free t-shirts when you register online!

Riverside Park

Merino Park

50 Aleppo Street

Off Heath Street, behind Hartford apartments

The Woonasquatucket River Watershed Council (WRWC) and local businesses will come together with hundreds of volunteers to kick off our 2016 Clean DAYS on the Greenway, and this year, we are back in Providence! Join us at Merino & Riverside Parks to help clean and beautify the Woonasquatucket River and Greenway Bike Path.

Projects & Lunch Party

We have a variety of projects in both Merino and Riverside Parks for you to choose from! After finishing projects, volunteers will gather at Merino Park at 1 pm for a lunch party to celebrate the day’s hard work.

New this year! We will have environmental education activities for kids and families! We invited a few friends to share what they’re doing to protect and restore our land and water. Join us during lunch to learn and play!

Joining us this year:

Pre-Register to Volunteer

Free t-shirts for registering early! Pre-registration ends Monday, April 18th. You will receive an email the week of the event telling you what your assignment is for the day and when you will report the morning of the event.

Walk-Up Registration

Volunteers can show up to Merino or Riverside Parks to register on the day of the event. To speed the process, please print, fill out, and sign our waiver.

Free T-Shirts

WRWC volunteers love their t-shirts! Free t-shirts will be provided to volunteers who pre-register by Monday, April 18th. Don’t miss out! Sign up today!

E-waste, Matress Disposal & Bike Donations!

  • Matresses & E-waste (9am to 1pm)
    WRWC will collect old mattresses & e-waste from 9am-1pm at Merino Park off Heath Street. This service is limited to Providence residents only - bring a utility bill or driver’s license for proof of residency. More information about disposal services in Providence (a lot of them free!) can be found here.

    See our list of approved E-waste items for collection. This service is available to anyone.
  • Bicycles (9am to 1pm)
    Donate used bicycles to our Red Shed Bike Shop! We will refurbish old bicycles that can be saved! Bicycle donations will be accepted 9am-1pm at Riverside Park, 50 Aleppo Street in Providence. Donations accepted from anyone and everyone!

Help us keep the Greenway green, clean and clear!

Clean Days Kickoff 2015 Recap

Last year, we were super focused on gaining moment for expanding the bike path through the town of Johnston. Groups gathered to show their love of the Greenway and their support of keeping it a safe, beautiful, vital connection between towns and parks along the Woonasquatucket River. Volunteers came together along the bike path through Johnston, focusing on areas from Lyman Ave to Hillside Ave with activities where they:

  • Weeded, aerated, & mulched planted beds along 2 miles of Greenway
  • Planted flowers at entry points
  • Collected 26 tires from the river
  • Gathered 59 bags of debris, cleaning up arounds surrounding the bike path
  • Hand-painted 12 educational signs
  • Removed graffiti
  • Spread the word on extending the bike path from 7 to 10 miles through Johnston

This year, we’re kicking off our cleanups in Providence, but we will have activities along all areas of the greenway. Our annual Kickoff event launches into our Clean Days on the Greenway Series where over 1,300 people join WRWC each year to help make the Greenway a more vibrant place.

Can’t join us for the Clean Days Kickoff?

Stay tuned for more community Clean Days on the Greenway small activities coming to a park near you! Groups can also contact us to set up their own activities along the Greenway. Volunteers and the River Rangers work hard all season long to make the Woony River and Greenway an amazing place to spend time.

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Visit us on Facebook to see more photos!

For questions & info about how to volunteer on the Greenway, contact:

Nicole Vance
Greenway Program Director
nvance@wrwc.org | 401-861-9046


Thank you to our 2016 Clean Days on the Greenway Sponsors!

Channel 10 NBC Cardi'sCox

BankRISid Wainer & SonSuperfund Research Program

ConTechUnited Way of Rhode IslandThe Narragansett Bay Commission

Lopco ContractingThe Nature Conservancy Rhode Island

Coca ColaFuss & O'Neill

Sodexo EducationDouglas Lumber

Thank you to our 2016 Clean Days on the Greenway Educational Sponsors:

Riverzedge arts Cardi's

Audubon Society of Rhode IslandRhode Island Resource Recovery Corporation4-Safety program

 

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