Join us for a meeting at the Pilgrim Senior Center (27 Pilgrim Pkwy in Warwick) on Thursday, October 26th at 7:00 p.m. to learn about advances made at Salter Grove since our first neighborhood meeting on April 13th. We’ve enjoyed two potlucks at the park with beautiful weather and great food in the company of neighbors who value this great backyard we have in common.
A number of new families from the neighborhood came to enjoy our autumn potluck on September 23rd. It felt more like summer with sunshine and blue skies. Light breezes had just enough strength to propel long sinuous bubbles that drifted for yards across the lawn. The youngest bubble maker was only three-years old! New and tasty dishes appeared for the potluck with the return of a crowd-pleasing favorite from before–lemon curd squares. A duo of up-and-coming face painters wowed the two community police officers in attendance as well as others with their artistic creations. A doe and her fawn made a special appearance as they came for their evening stroll in the park.
Our summer potluck at Salter Grove was so enjoyable that we’re doing it again!
Bring your favorite dish on Saturday, September 23rd, from 4 p.m. until sunset (rain date September 30th). There will be a grill for BBQ lovers. No one complained last time that we had as many desserts as savory dishes but posting your dish at goo.gl/YGJAsr will guarantee that every dish will be different!
The Warwick Police Department has assessed the level of illegal activity at Salter Grove in response to concerns that were raised at a neighborhood meeting in mid-April. The
Department’s Community Police Unit focuses on public relations and quality of life issues, and it promptly and thoroughly responded to a request from Friends of Salter Grove and Councilman Richard Corley for increased surveillance.
Officer Daniel Maggiacomo and Sgt. William Defeo of the Community Police Unit reported on the results of their efforts at FoSG’s recent monthly meeting. Based on at least 100 directed patrols since June 5th, as well as numerous covert observations by Community Police and detectives, officers did not encounter any activity that warranted an arrest.
Thirty-four volunteers collected about 300 pounds of trash at the August 10 shoreline cleanup sponsored by Save the Bay. Most of the participants were from Warwick or Providence but one group came from as far away as Gloucester, MA! The gorgeous weather and beautiful views enticed many participants to concentrate their efforts on the breakwater and causeway. They did a great job in removing masses of fishline, glass bottles, aluminum cans, and plastic from hiding places among the boulders. For those of you who missed this cleanup—not to worry. There are plenty more future cleanups!
Watch for the signup for the International Coastal Cleanup of Salter Grove on Saturday, September 16th, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. here.