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.

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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.

Come Clean Our Town’s Shores with Save The Bay this Summer!

Help clean up Warwick’s shorelines this summer! Each week Save The Bay and the Town of Warwick will be at a different shoreline cleaning up and having fun in the sun. The Cleanups will happen every Thursday from 5:30 to 7:30 starting June 8th and going through August 24th. Volunteers are going to be working on Rocky Point, Salter Grove (that’s us!), Conimicut Point, and Oakland Beach, on a rotating schedule.

The first cleanup date at Salter Grove will be June 15. We need volunteers so please sign up on the Save the Bay site here!

Can’t make the June 15 cleanup? Sign up for one of the later events at Salter Grove or other locations here.

St. Peter Students Explore Salter Grove on a Field Trip

IMG_0305Susan Unger and Megan Kane brought 24 fourth graders from St. Peter School to Salter Grove on Friday, May 12 to observe and draw wild animals and plants in their respective habitats. Small groups of students fanned out into the different habitats of the park supervised by their teachers, and FoSG members Peter Becker, Michael Jarvis, and Marina Wong.

“One student said that it was the best field trip he ever had because he was free to explore anywhere he wanted.”

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Survey Says: Salter Grove Visitors Want Safe Breakwater Access and Improved Play Areas

Access to the popular Salter Grove breakwater for sightseeing and fishing remains an important feature for park visitors.

The results of our survey are in and it’s clear that concerned citizens and park visitors want safer access to the breakwater and an improved playground at George B. Salter Memorial Grove! Learn more about the results below:

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