On April 28, 160 enthusiastic volunteers spent a spectacularly sunny Saturday morning cleaning up Roger Williams Park as part of the City of Providence’s 6th Annual Earth Day Spring Cleaning.

The clean up kicked off with a warm welcome by Mayor Elorza, the City of Providence Parks Department and Office of Sustainability, the Partnership for Providence Parks, and the Roger Williams Park Conservancy. Then the volunteers – individuals, families and business groups – donned gloves, grabbed trash bags and tools, and dispersed throughout the Park to clear trash and debris from the trails and water ways. Many who had participated in past clean ups remarked how much less trash there was compared to prior years.

The event also included a plastic bag exchange hosted by Zero Waste Providence and free samples from Ming’s Asian Street Food, a new solar-powered mobile food cart.

A tremendous THANK YOU to all of the volunteers, partners and sponsors who supported the Roger Williams Park Conservancy’s Earth Day clean up and made the event a great success!

The Conservancy is planning to hold more regular clean ups in the future. If you’d like more information or to get involved, here are several ways you can stay connected:


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