Monday, June 30, 2014

Join Us for the Ranger Walkabout on Thursday, July 10: Nine Men's Misery: King Phillip's War & the Blackstone Valley

King Phillip's War (1675-76) was fought between the Nipmuc, Wampanoag, and Narragansett Nations against the recently arrived English settlers. This war stretched across the Blackstone Valley, much of southeastern New England, and up into New Hampshire.

Join the National Park Service to learn about this conflict, and visit the earliest veterans' memorial established in the United States. This program includes a trail walk, please wear sturdy walking shoes. Walk will begin at the gazebo behind the Cumberland Library.

Parking: Plenty of parking is available in the Cumberland Public Library parking lot, 1464 Diamond Hill Road, Cumberland, RI.

Ranger Walkabout schedule (through August 28)

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Join Us for The Ranger Walkabout on Thursday, June 26: A Walking Tour of the Civilian Conservation Camp at Upton State Forest

walking tour of the civilian conservation corps camp
It was the "worse, hard time" ever - The Great Depression, thousands out of work and a nation in despair. Yet, America has always been a place where new ideas and new ways of thinking have gained traction. As a way to deal with the huge unemployment rolls and a despairing nation, Franklin D. Roosevelt created the Civilian Conservation Corps, and it changed everything.

Join Ranger Chuck Arning and Ellen Arnold, Friends of Upton State Forest, for a tour of one of the few remaining CCC camp sites and learn how these young men put their mark on the America we know today.

Parking: Park right by the camp inside Upton State Forest. Take the Westboro Road off the Hopkinton Street by Pratt Pond. Follow Westboro Road to park on right.

Ranger Walkabout schedule (through August 28)

Friday, June 13, 2014

Join Us for The Ranger Walkabout on Thursday, June 19: A Village Walk and Eco-Machine

Fisherville was once home to a mighty textile mill. Today, it is home to the Eco-Machine, a water treatment system that uses water plants and mycelium to break down the oil, chemicals and nitrates that have polluted the Blackstone Canal.

Join our partners from the Blackstone River Coalition at Mill Villages Park to learn more about the history of Fisherville and this new way of helping to protect and preserve the Blackstone Watershed.

This free program begins as 6:30 pm at Mill Villages Park, 61 Main Street (Rt. 122 A) Grafton, MA.

Monday, June 9, 2014

Join us for the Ranger Walkabout on Thursday, June 12 for The Village of Rockdale: The Typical Mill Village

Rockdale Village

The walking tour of Rockdale offers the visitor a wonderful mill village experience because the pieces of the typical mill village are all still here. Symmetry. Balance. A photographers delight.

Join Ranger Chuck Arning as the group explores what the Rhode Island System of Manufacturing looked and felt like in your typical mill village.

Parking: We will utilize the large parking area by St. Peter's Church, 39 Church Street, just off Rt. 122, Rockdale, Northbridge, MA.