Many of the plants at Salter Grove are wildflowers from other continents! Here, however, they are usually considered weeds because they readily colonize waste areas and lawns. Rarely are they given a second look before they are pulled up or mown down. Some of these are quite interesting and have been showcased east of the parking lot.Continue reading
Month: June 2021
Champlin Grant to Fund Parking Safety Project
The Champlin Foundation has awarded $21,053.00 to Friends of Salter Grove for Parking Lot Safety Improvements and Related Landscaping.
With the new playground and repaired causeway, the number of park visitors has increased dramatically. The project will create five additional porous parking spaces and reinforce parking in paved, designated spaces to protect children and other pedestrians.
Landscape plantings and new signage are planned in conjunction with the parking safety project to improve the esthetics of the parking area, which is the first place seen by many park visitors.
Since 1932, The Champlin Foundation has awarded more than $600 million to fund capital projects and equipment for Rhode Island non-profit organizations. These investments have enabled better medical care, improved education, fostered the arts, expanded access to social services, conserved of open spaces, preserved historic buildings, advanced animal welfare and more. Quietly and steadfastly, The Champlin Foundation helps those who do good do more – to the benefit of all.