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Cranston Spring Clean Up Listings

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by Josh Wood Wednesday April 15, 2009 Pawtuxet River in the Spring
Spring clean up continues this weekend at various spots around the city.

Saturday, April 18. Furnace Hill Brook



View Larger Map 8:30 AM. Meet in the parking area at Furnace Hill Road and Natick Avenue at the location of historic Cranston Foundry. Tools will be supplied by the Pawtuxet River Authority. Clean-ups followed by B-B-Q and refreshments. Call 401-330-0812 for further details.

Saturday, April 18. Pawtuxet River



View Larger Map Friends of the Pawtuxet will hold its annual Earth Day clean up Saturday April 18. Meet at 9 AM at the DEM Supply Depot, 230 Warwick Avenue, Cranston (across the river from Shaw’s). We will pick up trash, remove invasive species and work on the new trail section. We need volunteers for both light and heavy work. Also, if you want to pull trash out of the river, have a canoe and the water level is reasonable, please bring your boat. The rest of the volunteers will work on land.

Saturday, April 19. Roger Williams Park



View Larger Map There will be a Roger Williams Park clean up on Sunday April 19 at 9 AM. Meet at 399 Norwood Avenue in Cranston, where Norwood Avenue meets the park. Bring waterproof boots and gloves. For more info contact DJ at djindepth@mac.com.

Saturday, April 25. Randall Pond



View Larger Map 8:30 AM. Meet in parking lot across Randall Pond off Randall Street, behind the Tabor Franchi Post. Tools, Tools will be supplied by the Pawtuxet River Authority. Clean-ups followed by B-B-Q and refreshments. Call 401-330-0812 for further details.

Saturday, May 2. Upper Pocasset River


8:30 AM. Upper Pocasset River/Thornton Village, Cranston-Johnston Line Cleanup along Fletcher Avenue business strip. Meeting place to be announced. Tools will be supplied by the Pawtuxet River Authority. Clean-ups followed by B-B-Q and refreshments. Call 401-330-0812 for further details.

[where: Cranston, RI 02910]

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Comment

  1. Hi Josh great to see your listing of the Pawtuxet River cleanup but the Saturday on which we’ll hold it is actually April 17 , not April 18.

    Thanks!

    — Kathleen Scharf · Mar 24, 11:08 AM · #

  2. Hi Kathleen,

    This is actually the listing from last year. I’ll update the info and repost for this year… Shoot me an email if you’d like me to include any other details.

    Thanks!

    Josh · Mar 24, 08:00 PM · #



 

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