Clear Currents

Swim in “School” During Clear Currents

We are excited to share that WaterFire’s Annual Clear Currents will continue for the 2019 season! WaterFire Providence began Clear Currents to celebrate the opening of the Narragansett Bay Commission’s Combined Sewer Overflow; an initiative that has greatly improved water quality throughout the entire bay area. For more detailed information on the… Read More »Swim in “School” During Clear Currents

Clear Currents paddlers in Waterplace Basin. Photo by Jen Bonin.

WaterFire salutes Narragansett Bay Commission for ten years of success in cleaning up the Bay!

This is the tenth anniversary of “the biggest project you’ll never see,” otherwise known as Narragansett Bay Commission’s Combined Sewer Overflow Project (CSO). It’s been ten years since the Project went on-line and the results have been impressive — Phases I and II of the CSO have captured and treated… Read More »WaterFire salutes Narragansett Bay Commission for ten years of success in cleaning up the Bay!

Clear Currents paddlers in Waterplace Basin. Photo by Jen Bonin.

The Narragansett Bay Commission Helps to Light Up the Rivers

WaterFire Providence and the Narragansett Bay Commission have partnered to present this year’s Clear Currents community paddling event that celebrates improved water quality in RI. Clear Currents features close to 60 illuminated Japanese koi (fish) temporarily mounted on canoes and kayaks that registered participants will paddle up and down the… Read More »The Narragansett Bay Commission Helps to Light Up the Rivers

Clear Currents paddlers in Waterplace Basin. Photo by Jen Bonin.

2015 Clear Currents T-Shirt Design Contest – Winner Announced!

Clear Currents is a WaterFire evening where we invite individuals to paddle on the river with their canoes and kayaks during the lighting (it’s not too late to sign up for this year’s event)! Each year participants attach an illuminated koi fish to their vessels to help us light up the night.… Read More »2015 Clear Currents T-Shirt Design Contest – Winner Announced!

Celebrating 20 Years of Creative Placemaking in Providence

WaterFire Providence was created by Barnaby Evans in 1994 with his “First Fire.” This first fire became a hit and in years since, WaterFire Providence has expanded to include over 80 Braziers that are lit throughout their events every season. The Providence Journal spoke of Waterfire Providence in 1997 describing… Read More »Celebrating 20 Years of Creative Placemaking in Providence