Despite Improvements, Effective Stormwater Management System in Providence Remains Elusive

The impacts of stormwater runoff are visible in Providence’s waterbodies. The various ponds at Roger Williams Park have not met the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management’s basic water quality standards for bacteria since at least 2011.

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Time to ZAP Blackstone Again

The Woodstock of cleanups was held Sept. 9, 1972 along the Blackstone River. Thousands of volunteers spent the day pulling shopping carts, appliances, mattresses, furniture, tires, and cars from the waters and banks of the distressed river.

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Boulders Placed in Shoreline Parking Areas Restrict Access

Parking has become a flashpoint for shoreline activists, as municipalities often use parking restrictions as a way to bar passage to various shoreline access points.

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