January 23, 2020

Blackstone River Resources

There are many entities and organizations that are involved with the Blackstone River in one way or another. This page is devoted to all of these wonderful organizations and websites. Please take the time to check them out and help out where you can! Also be sure to let us know if there are other website links related to the Blackstone River that we should have here. Thanks for stopping by!

Blackstone River Resources

Blackstone River Valley National Heritage Corridor – Today, the Blackstone River Valley is a special type of National Park – a living landscape containing thousands of natural and historic treasures.

Blackstone Valley Tourism Council River Tours – 2014 Sunday public tours take place 1, 2, 3, and 4 pm from May 4 – Oct. 19. On our cruises you may see swan, herons, geese, ducks, turtles, hawks and beautiful plants and trees! The tour guide explains the ecology of the river and surrounding wetlands interspersed with stories about the people and history of the region. If you have never cruised on the Riverboat “Explorer” it is something you must do!

Blackstone River Valley National Heritage Corridor – Get On The River – The story of the Blackstone River and Canal can be told from many vantage points. Perhaps the best way to experience its history and beauty is on the waterways – the main stem of the river and its tributaries and the segments of watered canals.

Blackstone River Watershed Council – Their Mission: Our Mission: To restore, enhance and preserve the physical, historical and cultural integrity of the Blackstone River, its watershed and its eco-system, through public advocacy, education, recreation, stewardship and the promotion of our unique Blackstone Valley resource.

The Blackstone River Theater – A 501 (c)(3) nonprofit cultural arts center where the music, dance and folk arts traditions of the Blackstone River Valley come to life, celebrated its 13th anniversary in September, 2013! With an emphasis on the ethnic groups that settled in the Blackstone Valley, BRT presents weekly world and roots music concerts, arts classes for adults and children, and special events on a year-round basis.

Blackstone River Watershed Association – The Blackstone River Watershed Association (BRWA) was established in 1976 and has since played an instrumental role in cleaning up what was described as an “industrial river” in the 19th and 20th centuries.

The Blackstone River Coalition – The Blackstone River Coalition (BRC) is a partnership of numerous organizations, businesses, agencies, municipalities and individuals working to restore the Blackstone River and to improve the health of the Blackstone River Watershed. The BRC’s mission is to restore and protect water quality and wildlife habitat in the river corridors, and to advocate for sound land use in the Blackstone River watershed.

Blackstone Bikeway and Visitors Center – The Blackstone River State Park which opened in January 2006 reflects the efforts and cooperation of several federal and state agencies and represents a true commitment to serve the public in a variety of ways.

Blackstone Valley Tourism Council

The Blackstone River Valley Heritage Trail

RIDOT Blackstone River Bikeway – The Blackstone River Bikeway is the state’s third-longest bike path, stretching 11.6 miles from Woonsocket to Cumberland. The RIDOT’s goal is to connect Providence to the Massachusetts border through a series of on-road and off-road segments.

Cycle Blackstone – The bikeway is now officially referred to as the “Greenway” to acknowledge that federal highway standards for bikeways do not always work, especially where they conflict with protecting sensitive resource areas.

Paddle Blackstone

Blackstone River Resources

Blackstone River Resources