Advocacy & Volunteer groups
Woonsocket Prevention Coalition
PO Box B Woonsocket, RI
To develop, implement and advocate for effective community based prevention initiatives. Policy and enforcement, substance abuse, elderly and youth committee.
Rhode Island's Coalition for Payday Lending Reform
Join in our efforts to correct this dangerous business model for Rhode Islanders. Please contact your RI State Representative and Senator and ask them to lower the PAYDAY lending rate from 260% to 36%. To learn more go to www.ripayday.org.
You may find your representative and senator here: https://sos.ri.gov/vic/
Bike and Blues the Blackstone
Blackstone River Valley National Heritage Corridor
John H. Chafee National Heritage Offices
1 Depot Square Woonsocket,RI
please contact Barbara Dixon
Volunteers for planning of ten mile bike ride"fun-raising event"
departing from the Woonsocket Train Depot and arriving at the Blackstone River Theatre in Cumberland. There'll be stops along the way and some great performances at the Theatre.
Event planned for May 31 2014.
Melissa Duffy Photography www.meleigh.com
Melissa Duffy photography meleigh.weebly .com
Main Street Ambassadors
Volunteers needed for Main Street Beautification and War on Knotweed.
Main Street Beautification:
Volunteers tasks include trash pick up, sidewalk sweeping, spreading mulch. weed wacking. Etc. As always, bring any equipment or supplies you may have that can be useful.
RSVP: ShaneCulliton. firstname.lastname@example.org
War on Knotweed:
Where: Various, targeted areas along the Blackstone River.
Description: An effort to rid the Blackstone River Valley of Japanese Knotweed. This invasive species has attacked the riverbanks of our Blackstone River and is quickly crowding out our native plant life. This effort has also decided to offer "adopt a spot" opportunities for those who prefer it.
Tasks: We will attempt various methods of stifling the growth of this species. Some will cut, some will spray, etc. , removing stalks of plants, picking up trash as we see it.
RSVP: Keith Hainley. KeithHainley@blackstoneriver.org