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Historic Snow Storms-Ever since New England was colonized in the early 17th century, dealing with the frigid conditions of winter has been a challenge. It was a startling change for settlers recently arrived from England to realize that their new home had more snow than they were used to but also much colder temperatures. In February and […]
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Did you know that we also play matchmaker? True story. Our volunteer coordinator Suzanne is amazing at finding volunteer opportunities to meet people's interests. And she often goes above and beyond. In today's episode, meet Carol (left) and Pat (right). Carol has an interest in volunteering in historic homes and she enjoys photography (see March and November in our 2017 calendar). Pat is a volunteer from the Valentine Whitman Jr. House in Lincoln and is pretty much a one-woman show. She was delighted that Carol wants to help and together they are going to record the history of the house and create a training manual. The house is in need of some repairs, including windows, so if anyone reading this wants to lend a hand, please reach out to Suzanne at volunteer@BlackstoneHeritageCorridor.org or call 508-234-4242. There are great incentives for companies as well! ... See MoreSee Less
Our Changing Climate-A Local Perspective: Panel & Civic Dialogue
January 29, 2017, 1:30pm - January 29, 2017, 3:00pm
Ice sheets in Antarctica and the Arctic are shrinking.
South Pacific nations such as the Maldives and Kiribati are losing land mass to a rising sea.
Historic sites in Scotland and Alaska are in danger due to a rising and violent ocean.
Often, these situations seem far away, the impact of climate change too distant to grasp. The effects of a changing climate just do not seem real.
Join us on Sunday, January 29 to learn about our changing climate from a very local perspective. Together, we will examine the ways climate change might shape our neighborhoods, landscapes, and the world we live in.
Rachel Calabro—Narragansett Bay River Keeper/ Save The Bay - Narragansett Bay
Shantia Anderheggen—Newport Restoration Foundation
Martha Gach— Massachusetts Audubon Society
Ranger Chuck Arning, NPS/Blackstone River Valley National Historical Park
Civic dialogue to follow.
Presented by the Blackstone River Valley National Historical Park
in partnership with the Blackstone Valley Tourism Council.
Today we hosted a Martin Luther King Day of Service event led by our DOI VISTA Allison Horrocks. We chose to clean the streets leading to the new Blackstone River Greenway in Blackstone. Over 30 volunteers came from as far north as Worcester and as far south as Providence, including a scout troop from Bellingham. We collected 43 bags and assorted debris. Thanks so much for helping to improve this community! ... See MoreSee Less
WOONSOCKET – David Pinkham has always had an interest in photography, but before entering abandoned mills throughout the Blackstone Valley, his primary interest was landscapes.Now, he describes his work as fine art. Pinkham will visit the Museum of Work & Culture on Sunday, Jan.
Who say's Friday the 13th isn't a lucky day? We sure think it is! Today we welcomed a new youth group from the Woonsocket Boys & Girls Club to our Volunteers-in-Parks program. This group, thirteen total students, represents our new youth volunteer initiative and they successfully completed the Blackstone Valley 101 online tutorial. Another adult volunteer, Ernie Germani, is mentoring the group to lend his experience with hiking. Upcoming programs with the group also include fly tie fishing with the Northern Rhode Island chapter of Trout Unlimited #737. Pictured here receiving their Blackstone Valley 101 certificates and pins are :(left to right, back row) Suzanne Buchanan, BHC’s Volunteer Coordinator; Chuck Arning, Ranger with the Blackstone River Valley National Historical Park; Jose Santos, Childcare Site Director with Woonsocket Boys & Girls Club, and Ivan Cabrera; (front row, left to right) Destiny Gillespie, Jeremy Velez, Joel Vega, Carmine Roy-Connor, Darius Pereira, and Ernie Germani. We look forward to presenting certificates to the other seven volunteers! Want to learn more? Reach out to Suzanne at volunteer@BlackstoneHeritageCorridor.org. ... See MoreSee Less
Its authentic…the real deal! This is where the American Industrial Revolution began and sent reverberations throughout the country. Follow the 46 miles of the Blackstone River as it drops 450 feet to sea level. Explore the varied habitats of its watershed, the charming towns and villages in the region, and our distinctive culture created by ethnic influences from around the globe. This is Blackstone River Valley National Heritage Corridor.
An energetic non-profit, Blackstone Heritage corridor, Inc. partners with organizations, local communities and businesses, and residents to ensure the long-term vitality of the National Heritage Corridor.