Seeking South Providence and Washington Park residents for shoreline resiliency visioning!

Residents from Upper and Lower South Providence and Washington Park are invited to join the City of Providence, the Providence Resilience Partnership, Groundwork RI, Save the Bay, the People’s Port Authority, and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) to co-create a vision for the Providence shoreline at the head of the Narragansett Bay.

We are inviting individual community members to meet monthly to learn about current and historical uses of our shoreline, and the impact of these uses on community health, wildlife habitat, and our connection to the bay. Together, we’ll learn about possibilities to make the shoreline more resilient to the effects of climate change like sea level rise and storm events as well as opportunities to create greater public access to the shoreline – resulting in a vision for future improvements and interventions that will benefit both people and wildlife.

Share your experiences of the shoreline and climate change impacts like heat and flooding in your neighborhood, and be part of making a difference in your community!

Participants will be given stipends for participation. Childcare, dinner, and English/Spanish translation will be available at meetings.

If you are interested, please fill out the application form and we will contact you. Thank you for your interest!

This map shows the section of the Upper Narragansett Bay shoreline that our project will be focusing on.

Groundwork RI’s high school youth Green Team, joined by youth from Movement Education Outdoors, got a chance to get out on the water to go trawling (aka looking for critters) in fall 2023 with Save the Bay educators! Resident participants in the shoreline resiliency visioning cohort will also have the opportunity to get out on a Save the Bay boat and see the shoreline from the water’s perspective.

Photo credit – Port of Providence industrial shoreline (above, top left) – Will Morgan

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