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Citywide Ways to Engage in Earth April 2024

April 1 @ 12:00 am - April 30 @ 12:00 am

Reduce Landfill Waste and Increase the Life of a Favorite T-shirt with a Fresh Earth Day 2024 Graphic

The Roger Williams Park Gateway Center
April 1st – 8th and 11th – 15th during hours of operation

Drop off a light colored, currently-loved, clearly labeled (masking tape works great!) plain-back or front t-shirt to get silkscreened by local artists from ChromaCouncil for FREE! Then pick up your newly upcycled shirt back at the Gateway Center between April 11-15 to model with pride during Earth April activities and beyond!

Rain Barrel Painting

The Roger Williams Park Gateway Center
Every Wednesday in Earth April 4-6

City kids are invited to work with local teaching artist Evelyn Coa on designing and painting Rain Barrels that will be raffled off (for free!) at the Gateway Center to members of the community.

More Information:  https://fb.me/e/32aKNyjdk

Providence Community Libraries

Mashpaug Pond

Every Tuesday in Earth April from 5 – 6

WildLives Owl Prowls with Alex Hornstein of Wild Lives, CLPVD is offering nature walks in parks, AKA Owl Prowl.

Woonasquatucket River Watershed Council

Providence 50 Aleppo Street
Friday, April 12, 10 – 2

Join us to get Riverside Park ready for spring! We will be weeding, mulching, painting fences, and planting flowers. We will also remove the significant debris that has been pushed into the park by winter stormwater.
Registration link: https://wrwc.org/wp/events/riverside-park-earth-month-clean-day/

Blackstone Parks Conservancy

Meet at Angell Street at Parkside Road

Tuesday, April 16, 4:00 – 5:30

Sunday, April 21, 10:30 – 12

Join us to remove invasive plants in Blackstone Park, as we make room for native forest species. As always, you’re welcome for any amount of time that works for you.

We can provide tools and gloves. Please wear closed-toe shoes and long pants, and bring water and mosquito repellent. For more information about the Blackstone Parks Conservancy, the two parks we co-steward with the City, and any weather-related updates see our website: blackstoneparksconservancy.org. For questions or to rsvp (optional but it really helps us plan!), contact Carrie at cdrake@blackstoneparksconservancy.org.

Wonders of Water Family Crafts and Movie Night

Roger Williams Park Gateway Center 

Thursday, April 18th, 6 – 8

15 minute Fieldtrips will host Trash Turtles; Learning how to reduce plastic use and keep waterways clean while making a turtle from repurposed materials. Followed by all-ages entertaining water-themed film shorts from Cricket Cinema and local activist, writer, nature videographer, forest gnome and parks friend, Greg Garritt. The always popular freshly popped popcorn and other movie snacks will be served!

More Information:  https://fb.me/e/1B7LpAVXo

Mayor Brett P. Smiley’s Wonders of Water Earth Day Celebration

Darlymple Boathouse at Roger Williams Park

Friday, April 19th, 12-3

Decorated rain barrels and stormwater drain mural Unveiling with the Artists and youth co-designers from West End Community Center and local Recreation Centers. Free rain barrel give-away!

Remarks by Mayor Smiley, Superintendent of Parks, Wendy Nilsson, Ryan Knopp, Director of Storm Water Innovation Center and many more!
Music, food and a walking tour of storm drain murals of Roger Williams Park (20 min)

Link to RSVP https://forms.gle/1cFucZLvxGSWr3og8.

Save the Bay at Roger Williams Park

Meet at the Darlymple Boathouse at Roger Williams Park
Friday, April 19th, 10-12

RWP storm drain cleaning, marking and Plawking (Picking Litter up While Walking) led by our Earth April partners at Save the Bay – volunteer.savebay.org

Downtown Parks Cleanup and Plantings with the Downtown Neighborhood Association

The Landing 101 Dyer Street
Friday, April 19th, 9-5:30

An all-ages neighborhood cleanup and planting. Show up anytime between 9-5:30 to help us keep Downtown Providence beautiful!

WaterFire Providence River Cleanup

1 Citizens Plaza

Saturday, April 20th, 9-12 

We will be on board the boats of WaterFire, and possibly in waders as well, as we pull all sorts of treasures from the rivers of Providence. We’ll be meeting at 1 Citizens Plaza, and we have free parking available. This is only available for people 18 and older. Sign up for the River Clean Up.

WaterFire Valley St. Neighborhood Clean Up

WaterFire Arts Center at 475 Valley St
Saturday, April 20th, 9 – 12

WaterFire has had a home on Valley St since 2017 and since then we’ve been doing a cleanup of the neighborhoods, from the riverwalk to the streets. We’ll also be featuring Plawking (Picking up Litter While Walking) focused on cleaning up these storm drains to help prevent further flooding in the area. Checking in at the WaterFire Arts Center at 475 Valley St. with plenty of parking around the building.

Sign up for the Valley Clean Up.

Woonasquatucket River Watershed Council

Providence Bath Street Pedestrian Bridge between Promenade Street and Kinsley Avenue

Monday, April 22, 10-2

On Earth Day, we’re looking for many volunteers (big teams welcome along with individuals and families) to clean the Woonasquatucket River and surrounding land along Promenade and Kinsley Streets in Providence. We will be putting on waders and getting in boats for an extensive in-water cleanup, painting guard rails and benches, and planting trees. Registration link: https://wrwc.org/wp/events/pk-earth-month-clean-day/

NEW! Dedicate a fish to show your love for the Woony: wrwc.org/fish-dedication

41st Annual WBNA Neighborhood Clean-up

Meet at WBNA HQ (1560 Westminster St.) for coffee, supplies, and tools

Saturday, April 27th, 8:30-12 

Volunteer BBQ following at 12:30

Volunteers can sign-up here; email wbna@wbna.org or visit wbna.org for more information.

Neutaconkanut Hill Conservancy

120 Killingly Street
Saturday, April 27th, 9 -1

We work in lite rain and ask that everyone dresses for working outdoors.

Our projects for the Saturday are: erosion control, trail maintenance, litter pick up, paint over any graffiti and maybe trail blazing.
Parking for Earth Day is at 120 Killingly Street, Providence 02909 in the ball field parking lot then to walk up the trail by the concrete bleachers to the top of the hill. We meet at Legion Memorial Drive, Providence.

Any changes or cancellations will be posted on NHC Facebook page and NHC website.

We provide the tools and snacks. There will also be a Liability and Photo release form to fill out.

Heavy rain cancels or if trails are too wet from the day before rains. Again, I sent out a Facebook post and note on nhill.org website.

North Burial Ground and Ward 3 Councilor Sue AnderBois

5 Branch Avenue

April 27th, 10-3

We have two exciting projects showing a little TLC to two of our favorite spots in the cemetery-the pollinator garden in Randall Park and Ridgeside Lake. At the pond we’ll be spreading woodchips, and getting ready for the growing season. At Ridgeside Lake we’ll be cleaning up trash (especially if you have waders!) and removing invasive species and combatting those pesky plants by introducing native plants that will help get a footing around the pond. Have a great time with friends and neighbors and help make NBG the wildlife hotspot for pollinators to kingfishers this Earth Day! Link to sign up https://forms.gle/DTS4tjQAKDQf26HZ9

Meet at the Intersection of Urban Ecology and Art- Washington Street Mural Unveiling

Washington Street Bridge

Tuesday, April 30th, 11:30- 1:30

Downtown mural unveiling with the artists from ChromaCouncil, local seafood fare, musical performances and guest speakers from the Parks Dept., Urban Wildlife Partnership, Art Culture and Tourism and more!
Link to RSVP https://forms.gle/1cFucZLvxGSWr3og8

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April 1 @ 12:00 am
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April 30 @ 12:00 am
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