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This Weekend: Clean East Providence

Put on the work gloves and participate in one of this weekend's neighborhood cleanups.

Getting in the Earth Day spirit? Channel your inner Captain Planet and participate in these neighborhood cleanup throughout the city this weekend.

The City of East Providence Department of Public Works, Refuse/Recycling Division, is sponsoring Earth Day Neighborhood Cleanups throughout the city during April, according to a press release from the department. Residents are urged to volunteer some of their time to assist in cleaning the waterfront, bike path, walking trail, or open spaces throughout the City.   

This weekend's schedule:

  • Narragansett Terrace Association (The Terrace)
    Date: Saturday, April 21, at 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Rain date is April 22.
    Location: Beach and lots by jetty (the corner of Riverside and Sea View), beaches along Riverside Avenue on the Terrace and waterfronts along Terrace Avenue.
    Contact: chemetag@gmail.com 
  • Bold Point Cleanup
    Date: Saturday, April 21, from 9 a.m. to noon
    Location: , East Bay Bike Path along Veterans Memorial Parkway.
    Contact: robert.c.resendes@gmail.com
  • East Providence Conservation Commission
    Date: Saturday, April 21, from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
    Location: Hunts Mills Historic Area
    Contact: wbarnes@cityofeastprov.com 
  • Ten Mile River Watershed
    Date: Saturday, April 21, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
    Location: Hunts Mills Trails
    Contact: KTGgroup@aol.com
  • Downtown Business Association 
    Date: Saturday, April 21, 9 a.m. to noon
    Location: Exit 4 ramp at the Welcome to East Providence sign on Taunton Avenue and area around . 
    Contact: Agilmore@conversent.net  
  • East Providence Land Conservation Trust
    Date: Saturday, April 21, from 9 to 11 a.m. Rain date is Sunday, April 22.
    Location: Bridgham Farm and surrounding areas; portion of Turner Loop Reservoir path (abutting Bridgham Farm along Route 152).
    Contact: Peter Hanney at info@eplct.org
  • Sabin Point Park
    Date: Sunday, April 22, at 7 a.m. until complete
    Location: and its shore line
    Contact: Freddy Rybka at 401-226-2754
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    Date: Sunday, April 22, from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
    Location: Church corner and cemetary across street.
    Contact: newmanchurch@verizon.net

Rhode Island Resource Recovery Corp. will once again be waiving disposal (tipping) fees on solid waste for municipally organized groups involved in a cleanup effort in honor of Earth Day, from April 1, 2012 to May 1, 2012. These cleanups will collectively be eligible for a tip fee waiver of 10 tons, and these 10 tons will not count against the municipality’s Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) cap.

Abigail Crocker (Editor) April 20, 2012 at 05:28 PM
Are you going to one of these events? If so, please send photos to abigail.crocker@patch.com! I'll post on the site. Go planet!

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