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2022 Cleanups in the Blackstone Heritage Corridor


As of April 28, 2022


Saturday, April 2

Sutton Town-Wide Earth Day Cleanup

Presented by the Sutton Preservationist 4H Club

8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Email suttonma4h@gmail or suttoncleanup@gmail for more info.


Saturday, April 2

Yellow Bag Day – Cumberland

To volunteer, contact: [email protected]

Bags are available at The Valley Breeze office, 6 Blackstone Valley Place, Suite 204, Lincoln. Inside during office hours. In the foyer 24-7 beginning 3-19.

Learn more: https://www.valleybreeze.com/news/yellow-bag-day-set-for-april-2/article_843a9858-8e8d-11ec-848e-4f210a613b72.html


Saturday, April 2

Yellow Bag Day – Manville/Lincoln, RI

12 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Meet at Navigant Credit Union, 56 Railroad Street, Manville, RI 02838

Learn more: https://www.facebook.com/events/294955705905050


Saturday, April 9

Uxbridge Town Cleanup 

9 a.m. to 11 a.m.

Learn more and register here: https://bit.ly/UxbridgeCleanup22


Saturday, April 16

Blackstone River Watershed Council/Friends of the Blackstone

Cleanup at Canal Street, North Smithfield, RI.

Watch for more info or contact Keith Hainley at [email protected].

Follow on Facebook: Facebook.com/BlackstoneRiverWatershedCouncil


April 16 through April 30

Burrillville Lions Earth Day Cleanup – DIY

To register and for more info, contact Andrea Hall at [email protected] or 401-710-4214.


Saturday, April 16

Breakneck Hill Road Cleanup – Lincoln, RI

9 a.m.

Meet at Chase Farm, 667 Great Road, Lincoln, RI

Learn more: https://fb.me/e/1DphgxnTs


Friday, April 22

Northbridge Earth Day Cleanup

10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Meet at Whitinsville Social Library, 17 Church Street, Whitinsville, MA.

For more details, visit https://fb.me/e/3ypvBibZ2.


Friday, April 22

Woonasquatucket River Watershed Council Earth Day Cleanup and Tree Planting

Providence, RI

10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Meet at Promenade & Kinsley Street

Learn more: https://wrwc.org/wp/events/earth-day-cleanup-and-tree-planting-along-promenade-and-kinsley/

See also an Earth Day event at Donigian Park: https://wrwc.org/wp/events/earth-day-at-donigian-park/


Saturday, April 23

Blackstone Earth Day Cleanup

9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Meet at Roosevelt Park, 15 St. Paul Street, Blackstone, MA

Follow on Facebook for details: https://www.facebook.com/BlackstoneParksandRecreation


Saturday, April 23

Douglas Town-Wide Cleanup

9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Register a street here: https://qrco.de/bcs9b2

For more info, contact [email protected].


Saturday, April 23

Grafton Cleanup Day

9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Meet at Town Common

Learn more: https://www.graftongardenclub.org/index.php/upcoming-events/31-04-23-2022-grafton-garden-club-presents-grafton-clean-up-day


Saturday, April 23 to Sunday, May 1

Mendon- Upton Community Cleanup

A virtual event: Saturday, April 23rd to Sunday, May 1st

In-person kickoff on Saturday, April 23. Get details here:


Register for Mendon: Mendon Town Clean Up 2022 (signupgenius.com)

Register for Upton: bit.ly/3HUKSgv


Saturday, April 23

Millville Town Clean Up

9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Meet at the Millville Library between 9 a.m. and 9:30 a.m. for gloves, trash bags, and water.

For more info: email Eric Olson, [email protected] or Pam Maloney, [email protected].


Saturday, April 23

Manchaug Pond Foundation – Annual Spring Lake & Watershed Cleanup, Sutton, MA

9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Meet at the Public Access Boat Ramp at 22 Torrey Road, Sutton, MA

Volunteers are needed to canvas the lake shoreline, public boat ramp, and watershed roadsides to remove litter and other potential threats to water quality. Gloves and trash bags are provided.  Refreshments, good company, and the fresh beauty of Manchaug Pond will make for a great morning! Educational information available.

Learn more: https://www.manchaugpond.org/event/watershed-wide-spring-clean-up-event/.


Saturday, April 23

Lake Singletary Watershed Association Earth Day Cleanup

Millbury & Sutton

8:30 a.m.

Learn more: https://lakesingletary.org/events/


Saturday, April 23

Park Serve Day

River Bend Farm at Blackstone River & Canal Heritage State Park

287 Oak Street, Uxbridge, MA

10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Raking, planting, spreading mulch, and more.

Register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/dcr-parkserve-day-at-blackstone-river-and-canal-heritage-state-park-registration-301528789727?aff=odcleoeventsincollection


Saturday, April 23

North Smithfield Clean & Green Day

9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Registration starts at 8 a.m. at North Smithfield Town Hall, 83 Greene Street.

Learn more: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60b0845aaae23aaf85-nsclean3


Saturday, April 23

Pawtucket Great Earth Day Cleanup

10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Headquarters at Galego Court, 383 Weeden Street

For more info, call 401-369-1918 or email [email protected].


Saturday, April 23

Baldwin Loop Cleanup, Pawtucket, RI

12 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Details: https://facebook.com/events/s/spring-community-cleanup/5292695004094943/


Saturday, April 23

Spring Cleanup at Old Slater Mill, 67 Roosevelt Ave., Pawtucket, RI

9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Take part in a Spring Cleanup at Old Slater Mill during National Volunteer Week and National Park Week!  Help prepare the park for spring and summer by raking leaves and cleaning up the grounds. Staff will provide gloves, rakes, brooms, and all other supplies. It is recommended that you wear comfortable shoes and clothing for working outdoors. This cleanup will take place rain or shine.  

For more info, contact [email protected].


Saturday, April 23

Spring Cleanup at Roger Williams National Memorial, 282 N. Main St., Providence, RI

 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Celebrate National Park Week (April 16, 2022 – April 24, 2022), by helping the staff at Roger Williams National Memorial clear away the debris from this past winter. Rake leaves, trim bushes, prepare flower beds, and complete a variety of other projects. The memorial will provide disposable gloves, rakes, and other supplies needed. It’s recommended that you wear comfortable shoes and clothing appropriate for working outside.

RSVP to [email protected]


Saturday, April 23

Save the Bay Cleanup

10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Fields Point, Save the Bay Headquarters, 100 Save the Bay Drive, Providence, RI

Pre-registration Required: https://volunteer.savebay.org/need/detail/?need_id=660368.


Sunday, April 24

Sutton: Lackey Pond Boat Ramp (55 Lackey Dam Road)

2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Learn more and register here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeIH5YGrwYEB-H1TIYtdAUAsHniMKR0vMq5ldPA6Kb2pdIInQ/viewform?usp=sf_link


Sunday, April 24

Park Serve Day

Upton State Forest

205 Westboro Road, Upton, MA

9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Raking, planting, spreading mulch, and more.

Find details here: https://facebook.com/events/s/park-serve-day/365058545496747/


Saturday, April 30

Regional Environmental Council Earth Day Cleanup

Worcester, MA

8 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Learn more here: https://www.recworcester.org/earthday


Saturday, April 30

Greater Worcester Land Trust Cleanup at Cascades East

8 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Meet at the Cascades East Trailhead at 265 Olean Street: https://goo.gl/maps/mrdUkVobfAX9U9Yh9

The After Cleanup BBQ will be at Cascading Waters at 133 Olean Street: https://goo.gl/maps/r1qMy8iqsdDNRooP7


Saturday, April 30

Smithfield Town Cleanup

9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Meet at Deerfield Park, Lisa Ann Circle, Smithfield, RI


Saturday, May 7

Auburn Town-Wide Cleanup

8 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Meet at the Auburn Fire Rescue Headquarters, 47 Auburn Street, to receive shirts, gear, and instructions.

Learn more: https://auburnchamberma.org/events/cleanup/.


SAVE THE DATE: Saturday, August 27

ZAP 50: Blackstone River Watershed-wide Cleanup

Learn more at ZAPtheBlackstone.com


To add a cleanup to the list, please contact Bonnie Combs at [email protected].