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2023 Spring Cleanups in the Blackstone Valley

(This list is as of  March 30, 2023)


Saturdays in April

Blackstone River Watershed Council/Friends of the Blackstone

Cleanups in Lincoln, Cumberland, and more.

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

Follow on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BlackstoneRiverWatershedCouncil


Sunday, April 2

Yellow Bag Day – Cumberland

To volunteer and secure the yellow bags, contact: [email protected].


Saturday, April 1

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://fb.me/e/wciYwOEu.


Sunday, April 2

Uxbridge Town Cleanup

9 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Find details and register at https://bit.ly/UxbridgeCleanup23.


Sunday, April 2

Mammoth Mill Park Cleanup, Mill Street, North Smithfield

9 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Find details at https://fb.me/e/2NclGk3ze.


Wednesday, April 12

Woonasquatucket River Watershed Council Earth Day Cleanup, Providence, RI

Riverside Park: seeding pollinator meadows, collecting trash, weeding and mulching, building new planters, and unveiling new artwork.

Learn more: https://wrwc.org/wp/what-we-do/clean-days-on-the-greenway/.


Friday, April 14

Woonasquatucket River Watershed Council Earth Day Cleanup, Providence, RI

Major trash sweep behind the Stop & Shop on Manton Avenue.

Learn more: https://wrwc.org/wp/what-we-do/clean-days-on-the-greenway/.


Saturday, April 15 to Sunday, April 30

Burrillville DIY Earth Day Cleanup

Contact Andrea Hall for more info and supplies at [email protected] or 401-710-4214.


Monday, April 17 to Monday, May 1

Mendon- Upton Community Cleanup

A virtual event. In-person kickoff on Saturday, April 22.

Details for Upton: https://sites.google.com/view/2023-upton-earth-day-clean-up/home

Details for Mendon: mendonma.gov/clean-up


Saturday, April 22

Blackstone Town-wide Cleanup & Celebration

Meet at Goulet Park, 200 Lincoln Street, Blackstone, MA

Cleanup 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.; Earth Day Festivities Noon to 4 p.m.

Learn more about the celebration here: https://fobpr23.wixsite.com/blackstone-earth-day.


Saturday, April 22

Douglas Town-wide Cleanup

8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Pick up supplies at the Highway garage on Route 16.


Saturday, April 22

Boyden Heights Earth Day Cleanup – East Providence, RI

9 a.m.

Learn more at https://fb.me/e/2LaQruHoi.


Saturday, April 22

Grafton Cleanup Day

 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Meet at Town Common

Learn more: https://www.graftongardenclub.org/index.php/upcoming-events/49-04-22-2023-grafton-garden-club-presents-grafton-clean-up-day2.


Saturday, April 22

Lincoln Conservation Commission Earth Day Cleanup

9 a.m. to 11 a.m.

Meet on Front Street, across from the bikeway entrance.

Learn more: https://www.facebook.com/groups/townoflincolnconservationcommission.


Saturday, April 22

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

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


Saturday, April 22

Museum of Work & Culture Earth Day Open House

10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

42 S. Main Street Woonsocket, RI

Learn more at https://www.rihs.org/event/earth-day-open-house/.


Saturday, April 22

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.facebook.com/North-Smithfield-RI-Clean-Green-334578540277447.


Saturday, April 22

Canal Street Cleanup in North Smithfield with Blackstone River Watershed Council

9 a.m. to Noon

Learn more at https://www.facebook.com/BlackstoneRiverWatershedCouncil. Contact [email protected].


Saturday, April 22

Cleanup at Old Slater Mill National Historic Landmark, 67 Roosevelt Ave., Pawtucket, RI

9 a.m.

Learn more: https://fb.me/e/ZMhSd5jQ


Saturday, April 22

Park Serve Day at River Bend Farm, 287 Oak Street, Uxbridge, MA

9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Learn more: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/dcr-park-serve-day-at-blackstone-river-and-canal-heritage-state-park-tickets-588197383207?aff=odcleoeventsincollection.


Saturday, April 22

Baldwin Loop Cleanup, Pawtucket, RI

12 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Hosted by The Empowerment Factory

Learn more and register at https://earthdaycleanup.eventbrite.com.


Saturday, April 22

Woonsocket Earth Day Cleanup 

8 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Register: Call 401-767-9287, email: [email protected].


Saturday, April 22

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 22

Smithfield Town Cleanup

9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Meet at Deerfield Park, 1 William J. Hawkins Jr. Trail, Smithfield, RI


Sunday, April 23

Park Serve Day at Upton State Forest

205 Westboro Road, Upton, MA

9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Raking, planting, spreading mulch, and more.

Find more info at https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100064832672690.


Sunday, April 23

Park Serve Day at Blackstone Heritage Center at Worcester

3 Paul Clancy Way, Worcester, MA

9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

For more info, call 774-670-2200.


Saturday, April 29

Woonasquatucket River Watershed Council Earth Day Cleanup, Smithfield, RI

At Stillwater Pond, trash collection on land and in the water.

Learn more: https://wrwc.org/wp/what-we-do/clean-days-on-the-greenway/.


Saturday, May 6

Mitigate the Mustard

Szerlag Farm Preserve, 547 Roosevelt Drive, Northbridge, MA

1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

RSVP to [email protected].



To add your cleanup to this list, reach out to Bonnie Combs at [email protected].