International Coastal Cleanup on September 16

Friends of Salter Grove is participating in the International Coastal Cleanup, which is sponsored by Save the Bay. The date is Saturday, September 16th from 10:00 a.m. until 12:00 noon and we will be meeting in Salter Grove. To sign up click here.

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WPD Declares Salter Grove Family-Friendly

Warwick police cruiser

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.

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Another Successful Cleanup!

SG_SignThirty-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.

We’ve Been Awarded Our Second Seed Grant!

The New England Grassroots Environmental Fund has recognized the work of Friends of Salter Grove and awarded our group a second Seed Grant for $1,000.

The grant will help FoSG continue its outreach and educational efforts while also providing funding for publicity when FoSG begins raising funds for playground equipment in the fall.

The New England Grassroots Environment Fund energizes and nurtures long-term civic engagement in local initiatives that create and maintain healthy, just, safe and sustainable communities using stories, tools and dollars to fuel local activism and social change. Since 1996, the Grassroots Fund’s core grant making program continues to fund nearly 150 grants annually, giving more than $4 million in 20 years to more than 2,000 community groups and initiatives covering more than 60 percent of New England’s cities and towns. For more information, please visit grassrootsfund.org or call 603-905-9915.

Thanks for Making Our First BBQ a Success!

FOSG BBQ July2017-21Long-time residents and more recent arrivals met to enjoy the first sunny afternoon in days at Salter Grove on July 15th. Face-painted children (courtesy of www.marcwkohler.com) romped nimbly over rock formations while adults played lawn games on the well-tended grass. Adults and children alike, quickly became addicted to making gigantic bubbles that undulated through the air. Tasty food was plentiful and there were almost as many desserts as savory dishes. A good time was had by all and some people even wondered if they had missed previous Friends of Salter Grove get-togethers. Both organizers and participants agreed that this potluck should not be the last. Stay tuned for the next one!

Check out some photos from the day below:

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Save the Date for a Potluck Picnic and Family Fun Event at Salter Grove on Saturday, July 15

140412-F-YG094-118Come celebrate Salter Grove and meet neighbors who appreciate our beautiful park as much as you do!

Bring your favorite dish to a Potluck BBQ Picnic at Salter Grove on Saturday, July 15th, from 4 p.m. until sunset (rain date August 5th). Grills will be available for searing your meats and vegetables. Posting your dish at goo.gl/YGJAsr will guarantee the ultimate bayside smorgasbord!

Activities will include face painting by Marc Kohler (also a Gaspee historian), frisbee, horseshoes, bocce, and a lucky draw. Feel free to bring bubble makers, beach balls, and organize games that you enjoy for outdoor fun with new friends.

Don’t forget sunscreen, bug spray, and plenty of liquid refreshments for a comfortable stay.

The Warwick Parks and Recreation Department will provide extra picnic tables for the occasion, but bring your lawn chairs and blankets so you can enjoy the park from any vantage point.

If you’d like to enjoy the fun and help out at the same time, contact us at friendsofsaltersgrove@gmail.com or when you arrive.