This earth day take pride in your community and help make Providence a better place to learn, work, live, play, and especially – watch WaterFire!
Join WaterFire for an Earth Day Cleanup!
Saturday, April 20th 11AM – 2PM
In years past, hundreds of volunteers have come together to help improve the appearance of Waterplace Park in preparation for the upcoming WaterFire season. Last year alone, we filled two whole dumpsters with chairs, bottles, tires, shopping carts, and other debris – something we could have NEVER done without the helping hands of our amazing volunteers.
Efforts will be focused in two different areas: on-shore and on the river.
The on-shore crew will concentrate on cleaning up Waterplace Park, a valued and treasured public space that is the center of WaterFire events. Volunteers will cover the entire length of the park; from Waterplace Basin all the way down to South Water Street, picking up trash and clearing the walkways and parkland.
On the river crew will be on the WaterFire boats helping clear the river of debris that has been gathering since last summer.
All trash will be recycled or processed in an eco-friendly manner!
On the day of the event, we will meet on the riverbank next to Citizen’s bank Plaza parking lot. Please come prepared to get dirty and don’t forget to bring sunscreen, work gloves, and any extra rakes you may have lying around. We will provide you with snacks and water as a small thank you for your efforts.
Come out and help support the Providence community by making it a cleaner and more beautiful place!
Sign up for the 2013 WaterFire Providence Earth Day Clean Up.
About the author
I've worked at WaterFire Providence since 2003. For the first 9 years of my career, I worked in the Production Shop learning all of the details that go into the physical production of the event. In 2012 transitioned to the role of managing WaterFire's social media and web presence. I now head up WaterFire Providence's digital projects including, web, social, databases, and our physical IT infrastructure.