In 2017, over 200 DNA volunteers, along with the Providence Parks Department, helped to transform over a mile of our Riverwalk (from the Hurricane Barrier to the gondola docks in Waterplace Park) by replacing all of the broken/missing cables, and by sanding and painting over 400 railing pillars, light poles, and benches. The transformation has been incredible and to date, we have saved the City of Providence an estimated $200,000 in labor costs!
Our next Riverwalk project is on Tuesday, June 26, 2018. We will once again team up with our friends at the Providence Parks Dept. to remove stickers, paint railings, benches, and lamp posts and pick-up trash along our waterways. We will post/email the starting location as we get closer to the date. We will also "inventory" crime and safety related issues as we find them and report them into PVD311.
We have ambitious plans for this spring/summer/fall...so we hope to see you all out there having some fun with us, supporting our efforts and lending a hand! If you can, please register by clicking the link below so that we can plan for supplies, but you are always welcome to just show up, too!