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Pawtuxet River SignFriends of the Pawtuxet is a group of concerned citizens who promote the health of the Pawtuxet River as a valuable resource and encourage its responsible recreational use.

Friends of the Pawtuxet accepts donations to pay for our newsletter and tree planting?  Checks made out to "Friends of the Pawtuxet" should be mailed to 37 Ferncrest Avenue, Cranston, RI 02905.

The Pawtuxet River courses through Rhode Island, starting at the Scituate Reservoir and ending at the falls in Pawtuxet Village, where it empties into Narragansett Bay. Friends of the Pawtuxet helps to maintain trails in this lower Pawtuxet River and it organizes canoe days for family enjoyment of the river.  On canoe days, you can bring your own canoe or rent one. You can also take a guided nature tour through the mature red maple forest.  Learn about the wonders of native plants along the way.

Please check out the this great presentation about flooding on the Pawtuxet River and its causes by David R. Vallee of the NOAA/NWS/Northeast River Forecast Center. Flood2010

You can find the Cranston Parks Plans here.



Friends of the Pawtuxet will hold its annual river clean up Saturday April 14 from 9 until noon. We will meet at the DEM Supply Depot on Warwick Avenue in Cranston and clean up there and around Shaw's. This is primarily a litter pick up, although we will trim along a new section of trail. Bring gloves and wear long sleeves and pants. We need your help, even for an hour or so.


Fresh eggs from free range chickens at Michele Kozloski's Zephyr Farm will be available on the porch at 37 Ferncrest Avenue in Cranston until the Pawtuxet Village Farmers Market opens. If you are interested, please reply to this email. You will then receive a weekly email asking if you want to order eggs. Eggs will be available on the following Friday in a cooler on the porch for $5/dozen. You can order every week or every once in a while.


A Meshanticut Lake tree planting day has been tentatively scheduled for the morning of Saturday April 28. Save the date. More details to follow.


The Cranston Public Library will hold its used book sale Saturday April 14 from 9 AM to 3 PM at the central library, 140 Sockanosset Crossroads.


The Farmers Market opens May 12. Please join us. For more information click on the farmer's market link in the menu to the left.