New Footbridge for Salter Grove Causeway

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The footbridge on the causeway at Salter Grove was washed away in 2012 and crossings now pose a potential safety hazard.

Access to and from the Salter Grove breakwater, which is very popular with fishermen and picnicking families, should become safer. A new footbridge is planned to replace that washed away by Hurricane Sandy in 2012.

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Spring Cleanup at Salter Grove: March 26

Save the date! There will be a Shoreline Cleanup at Salter Grove organized by Save The Bay on Sunday, March 26 from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m.

Come on down and help clean up litter around the Salter Grove shoreline and other park areas in preparation for spring and summer outdoor activities. Trash bags and disposable gloves will be available, but you are encouraged to bring your own work or garden gloves if you have them.

We look forward to your participation—many hands make quick work!

Click here to sign up for the event.

Shoreline Cleanup April 23-9

Note: All volunteers must be able to do some light to moderate bending and lifting. Volunteers under 16 must participate with an adult and must have their own transportation to and from the event. All volunteers are encouraged to bring their own reusable water bottle and snacks.

Neighbors and Communities United!

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Several FoSG members met recently for a few hours on Saturday,
November 19th, with a group of residents from the Bishop Playground area
to explore mutual interests. We wanted to jointly brief Councilman-elect
(City of Warwick) Richard Corley who was interested in the work needed to
restore and enhance our respective neighborhood parks. Also on hand
was State Representative Joe McNamara who has been a staunch
supporter of developing Salter Grove as a family-friendly destination.

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Our First Grant Funding! A Seed To Grow On

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The New England Grassroots Environmental Fund has recognized the work of Friends of Salter Grove and awarded our group a $992 Seed grant, our first source of funding.

“These grants are intended to support community groups who represent the most exciting energy in the environmental movement, and that are not being reached by traditional funders,” said Peter Becker, coordinator of FoSG.

The Fund officials cited “clear objectives and skilled volunteers to ensure their realization” as winning elements in FoSG’s application.

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Friends of Salter Grove Featured in The Bridge

Mary Grady's article about Friends of Salter Grove in the Spring 2016 issue of The Bridge

Mary Grady’s article about Friends of Salter Grove in the Spring 2016 issue of The Bridge

The ongoing efforts of the Friends of Salter Grove have been featured in the Spring 2016 issue of The Bridge, the newspaper of the Pawtuxet Village Association. Written by FOSG member Mary Grady, the article discusses our main goals to repair the causeway and shoreline access as well as acquire funding to improve the playground equipment and enhance the property throughout the park. The article can be viewed above, and you can read the entire Spring 2016 issue here or by picking a copy up at one of the many businesses around Pawtuxet Village.

Junior Scientists Study Salter Grove

Students from St. Peter School test the salinity of Salter Grove's waters, May 23, 2016

Students from St. Peter School test the salinity of Salter Grove’s waters, May 23, 2016

On May 23, 2016 the fourth- and fifth-grade students from St. Peter School in Warwick visited Salter Grove with their teachers to learn about interactions of plants and animals with their environment and explore the many different natural ecosystems of the park. It was a great way to learn about nature and how to conduct scientific work “in the field.”  Below are some photos from the day’s events taken by FoSG member Jason Major.

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