Good Turnout for Salter Grove Cleanup on April 29

Despite morning rain on Sunday, April 29, over 30 volunteers showed up to make Salter Grove even more beautiful by removing trash in all sectors of the park.

This enjoyable event led to over 400 pounds of trash being collected. The trash was picked up the following Monday by the City of Warwick. Good job everyone!

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Our Anti-Litter Campaign on the Breakwater

Following up on a suggestion from Save the Bay, FoSG conducted an anti-litter campaign on the causeway and breakwater at Salter Grove in September. The campaign was timed to coincide with the bluefish run up the Bay, which failed to
materialize this year.

Anti-litter signs were posted in the bait shops used by fishermen and on the causeway.
FoSG members spoke directly with more than a hundred visitors to the breakwater and causeway, encouraging them to carry their trash back to the waste containers in the parking lot.

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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.

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.

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.

A Successful Shoreline Cleanup!

693 pounds of trash were removed from the shore and park areas of the Grove on April 23!

693 pounds of trash were removed from the shore and park areas of the Grove on April 23!

On Saturday, April 23, Save the Bay hosted a Shoreline Cleanup at Salter Grove in honor of Earth Day. During that time over 30 volunteers gathered to pick up trash and litter from both the waterfront and inner areas of the Grove and also to learn a little more about FoSG and what we are working to accomplish at the park. In just a span of under two hours nearly 700 pounds of trash were collected and bagged—fantastic job everyone!

Check out more pictures from the cleanup event below:

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