This Ten Mile River Watershed Council event begins in East Providence at Freedom Green on North Broadway, which is close to the Roger Williams Spring, Roger’s first choice of a homestead. We will travel down river to Omega Dam and the Paul Bettencourt fish passage. Here is our only portage on this trip down a steep incline into the Seekonk River. We will continue down the Seekonk River around India Point through the hurricane barrier into the Providence River, ending our paddle at Market Square. From here we move to the Roger Williams National Memorial for a talk by one of the rangers and a bite to eat. This paddle is free to members, non members are charged 20 dollars, to cover transportation and food costs. The TMRWC does this paddle every other year and it is sure to sell out.
Chances are that a drop of rain falling in Attleboro will eventually find its way to the Ten Mile River, which runs through the center of the city, then flows into the Seekonk River, which eventually flows into Narragansett Bay. Ben Cote, of Friends of the Ten Mile, will host this introduction to the river. He will explain the importance of the river and its watershed to past, present, and future generations, as well as to the plants and animals that thrive in its habitat. Co-sponsored by Friends of the Ten Mile. Rain date: Sunday, August 11, 9:00 am.
We sometimes take trees for granted, but they are part of the intricate web of life upon which we depend for our survival. Trees, in their infinite diversity and beauty also have the power to inspire. Join horticulturalist Phil Boucher on a walk through the Richardson Preserve, as he points out tree species that are native to the area, some invasive alien species, and some unique non-invasive species planted years ago by former resident Deborah Richardson.
Rain date: 1:00 pm, Sunday, September 15
Please join us for our annual meeting/event taking place at the Attleboro Arts Museum. Event is open to the public. Additional Event details to come.