The proposed new playground will encourage active play in an attractive gathering space. View is facing south.
On December 5th, Mayor Joseph J. Solomon announced that bids will be solicited this winter in preparation for extensive upgrades to the forty-year-old playground at Salter Grove. Work is slated to begin in April next year.
The project will be partially funded through a $100,000 RIDEM Recreation grant. City workers will provide the required grant match with in-kind labor, to include all site clearing, grading, and finish site work.
“The improvements at Salter Grove will ensure that our children have a safe, fun place to play,” Solomon said. “A community is only as strong as its neighborhoods, and a modern, attractive new playground will be a terrific enhancement in that area.”
Friends of Salter Grove, in affiliation with Save the Bay, has created a Preservation Network to maintain Salter Grove as a clean and inviting family park for recreational use.
Members of the Network will meet at least twice a month as a group to do a thorough cleanup of the Park. With five current members we are looking for an additional ten. Anyone can apply, no matter your age or physical condition.
We are asking for a one-year commitment to the Network if you are accepted as a member. You will not need to participate in all scheduled cleanups but we do hope that most members will join scheduled cleanups.
Network cleanups will be scheduled according to members’ availability, during the week or on weekends. We will also schedule around low tide times so we can venture out onto the causeway and breakwater for cleanup there.
All members of the Network will sign release forms from Save the Bay and will receive Save the Bay training. If you are under 18, your parent or guardian will also need to sign Save the Bay’s release form.
To apply for membership, respond to https://volunteer.savebay.org/need/detail/?need_id=376202 or send an email directly to Network coordinator Trent Batson at email@example.com.
The first in-person meeting of this Network will occur at 10:00 a.m. at Salter Grove on Sunday, October 21.
Friends of Salter Grove is hosting the International Coastal Cleanup, which is sponsored by Save the Bay. The date is Tuesday, September 11th from 2:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. and we will be meeting in Salter Grove. To sign up click here.
Save the Bay will conduct the first cleanup of Salter Grove in 2018 on Sunday, April 29th, 1-3 pm. Click here for details and to sign up as a volunteer.
The cleanup activity will help set a cleanliness and beauty standard for the summer months. This will be a family-friendly event led by experienced people.
Cleanup Days draw many people who are both interested in improving our natural environment and in having a nice social afternoon. Volunteers will be provided gloves, pickers/grabbers, and trash bags. You will have a brief orientation and then will work with a group. The weather is slowly becoming spring-like, so the day should be enjoyable. We hope you can join us!
Ever wonder what Salter Grove would look like if you were a gull with a GoPro? Check out this gorgeous video created with a camera-equipped drone by Bob Fiore and Christine Ty!
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.