East Providence News

4/11/2019 - East Providence DPW sponsors Earth Day cleanup

PRESS RELEASE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                                                  CONTACT INFO.:
April 11, 2019                                                                                                                        Office of the Mayor
                                                                                                                                                 Patricia Resende
                                                                                                                                                 Project Manager/Mayoral Aide
                                                                                                                                                 presende@cityofeastprov.com

East Providence DPW sponsors Earth Day cleanup

EAST PROVIDENCE, RI - The City of East Providence Department of Public Works Refuse/Recycling Program is sponsoring Earth Day neighborhood cleanups and beautification projects throughout the city during the month of April in celebration of Earth Day. Rhode Island Resource Recovery Corp. (RIRRC) will once again be waiving disposal (tipping) fees on solid waste for the city’s organized/registered groups involved in Earth Day-related cleanup efforts from April 1, 2019 to May 15, 2019. These cleanups will collectively be eligible for a tip fee waiver of 10 tons (maximum). This tonnage will not count against the municipality’s Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) cap. City crews will collect the debris after cleanups and transport material to the RIRRC.

If you have a Girl Scout, Boy Scout or neighborhood group that is interested in volunteering and registering for Earth Day cleanup projects or would like additional information, please contact Donna McMahon, DPW, Refuse/Recycling Program Coordinator at 401-435-7710 or via email at dmcmahon@cityofeastprov.com. Registered groups receive yard bags for cleanups and work gloves (while supply lasts). Students needing community service hours are also encouraged to volunteer.

Funding for Earth Day cleanup supplies are made possible through a Narragansett Bay Commission grant.

Below is a list of the Earth Day projects. The City of East Providence would like to thank these groups for their continued effort in keeping our city’s shoreline and public areas clean of debris and litter.

Earth Day Cleanup events:

East Providence Conservation Commission
Coordinator: Ernie Germani
Boyden Heights Conservation Area off Boyden Blvd. Cleanup to include trail system, wetland boardwalk area, and beach area along the East Bay Bike Path near cove
April 13, 2019 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. rain or shine

Save the Bay ~ Volunteer Group
Bank of America
Watchemoket Cove along the East Bay Bike Path
April 13, 2019 (1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.)

Providence Country Day School ~ Volunteer Group
Coordinator: Isaiah Britto and Melissa Herliczek
Group 1: Hunts Mills: cleanup and flower beds; Group 2: Sabin Point Park shoreline cleanup
Earth Day April 22, 2019 (noon to 2 p.m.)

Save the Bay ~ Volunteer Group
Coordinator: Jackie Metzger
Bold Point Park/Shoreline
April 27, 2019 (10 a.m. to noon)

Friends of Pomham Rocks Lighthouse
Coordinator: David Kelleher
Shoreline from waste water treatment plant to Exxon property lane
April 27, 2019 (9 a.m. to noon) Rain Date April 28

East Providence / Seekonk Rotary
Coordinator: J. Thomas Foley
Turner Reservoir Walking Trail starting at Pleasant Street to Newman Avenue and Pleasant Street to the Seekonk side of the dam. The Rotary is seeking volunteers.
April 27, 2019 (9 a.m. to noon) Rain Date: May 4, 2019

Narragansett Terrace Realty Association
Coordinator: Bethany Eddy
The Jetty, beach area and the right of way on Terrace Avenue.
Opposite Myra Avenue, Seaview to Riverside Drive
April 27, 2019 (10 a.m. to noon). Rain date: April 28

Save the Bay ~ Eagle Project
Coordinator: Tyler Robinson, Life Scout
Sabin Point Park and Shoreline cleanup
April 28, 2019 (9 a.m. to noon)

Save the Bay ~ Eagle Project
Coordinator: Tyler Robinson, Life Scout
Sabin Point Park and Shoreline cleanup
May 4, 2019 (3 p.m. to 5 p.m.)

For questions or more information, please contact DPW Program Coordinator, Donna McMahon at (401)435-7701; Fax: 434-1725