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Save the date! There will be a Shoreline Cleanup at Salter Grove organized by Save The Bay in honor of Earth Day on Saturday, April 23 from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m.
Come on down and help clean up trash around the Salter Grove shore and other park areas in preparation for spring and summer outdoor activities. Trash bags and disposable gloves will be available, but you are encouraged to bring your own work or garden gloves if you have them.
A short presentation from the Friends of Salter Grove will be given to outline our vision for the park before the cleanup commences. We look forward to your participation—many hands make quick work!
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The Warwick Athletic Club in 1918, purchased by the Brehanys in 1936 as a summer cottage. (Credit: The Bridge)
Before it was called George B. Salter Memorial Grove it was known as Warwick Downs—a place where residents enjoyed swimming, boating, picnicking, and all sorts of outdoor activities amongst a community of small summer cottages along Narragansett Parkway. In 1993 one former Warwick resident, Margie Degnan, shared some of her summertime memories from Warwick Downs in an article printed in The Bridge, a local newspaper published by the Pawtuxet Village Association. Margie’s memories from the Grove recall a bygone time that seems all the more sweeter for its simplicity and focus on family and friends, and it’s wonderful to envision the area seeing so much use and enjoyment.
You can view a PDF of the article here or click the image below to see it full-screen.