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BECOME an Earth Saver in Six Simple Steps!

  1. You or someone else representing your local park or community site can sign up for an Earth Day Mini-Grant by using our online Application (fully explained below) by March 24th.
  2. Shortly after the 3/24 deadline, the Mini-Grant awardees will be announced.
  3. Once the Mini-Grant awardees have been announced, sign up to volunteer for a project through a forthcoming link on our website.
  4. Tell your friends! Get them to sign up to volunteer too! This is a team effort!
  5. Lace up your work boots, put on your gardening gloves, and show up on Earth Day (Saturday, April 22nd) so you can be an Earth Saver!
  6. Even if you don’t sign up ahead of time to volunteer or don’t see an official project in your neighborhood, contact us! There will be clean-ups and projects in every neighborhood throughout the city– Anyone who wants to be an Earth Saver will be welcome to join in!

 

5th Annual Providence Earth Day Spring Cleaning – 2017 Mini-Grant and Event Application

The Mayor’s Office of Sustainability, The Providence Department of Parks & Recreation, and The Partnership for Providence Parks are once again pleased to offer a small grants program to provide funds to help with your event for Providence Earth Day Spring Cleaning 2017 on April 22nd. Additionally, we will supply: posters, trash bags, lawn and leaf bags, mulch, gloves, and buttons. Also, per popular request, we will be providing hearty snacks and beverages for your volunteers in lieu of a party on that day. Please let us know quantities you will need for snacks, supplies and buttons (good for some freebies and great deals throughout the city!)

Click here to complete your application now.

Please complete the online application by March 24, 2017!

  • Groups may apply for awards up to $150. We will base our decision for award amounts on scope of project/events. Awardees will be notified on or before April 1, 2017.
  • All events will be listed on a map on Serve RI and will include a description of the event, location, contact information and numbers of volunteers needed.
  • We ask that you encourage volunteers to bring their own lawn tools. The DPW tool bank will also be available for a limited number of lawn tools. Tools are distributed on a first come first serve basis starting April 19th. Please use the attached request form and work directly with the DPW for tool loans.
  • We are asking all awardees to post pictures and a short summary of their Earth Day event on the Partnership for Providence Parks Facebook or email them to us that weekend. We will have a brief survey for you to fill out so we know how to do things even better next year.
  • The event is rain or shine. There will be no Rain Date. In the event of heavy and sustained rain, you may choose to reschedule your event for the next day or following weekend. If your event includes projects involving the Parks Department, please consult with Wendy Nilsson (Wnilsson@providenceri.com) before making any decisions.
  • All supplies, food, beverages can be picked up at Recreation and Partnership Headquarters at 11 West Drive, Providence RI. You will be notified of dates and times when you can pick up your supplies when you are notified of the award.

What we will fund:

  • Clean-up supplies
  • Garden tools
  • Plants and Trees
  • Activities for children related to the environment
  • Education and Conservation Activities

What we won’t fund

  • Music and Entertainment
  • Food

Please ask if you are not sure

If you have any questions about the online registration, please contact Catarina Merolli at CMerolli@providenceri.gov

By Mail: Partnership for Providence Parks, 11 West Drive, Providence, Rhode Island 02904

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Dear Park Friends,

The Partnership for Providence Parks (PPP) is filled with playful staff, playful parks and playful friends. We invite you to watch our Playful Parks People video for 2016 to see us all playing in our city’s vibrant parks. Playful Parks People will be playing once again in our city’s 113 parks in 2017. Will you be one of them?

Play On,

Helene Miller
Director, Partnership for Providence Parks

You can read the full Newsletter HERE!

We are pleased to announce a great new line-up of workshops this year! There are several new workshops, including “Tool Box Talks” with the Parks’ Department Maintenance crews; Community Gardens’ Best Practices; New Mapping Portals For Our Parks; and What to Expect When Doing A Community Build In Your Park.

Providence-Parks-Academy 2016 provides a complete listing and description of each workshop.

To register for all workshops please click here and complete all required fields.

If you have any questions, please contact Lesley Lambert at Lesley@Providenceparks.org.

Earth Day Spring Cleaning at Roger Williams Park.

Dear Park Friends,

There is much to look forward to in our parks in this new year! Although the parks seem quiet in the winter, Partnership staff and our friends’ groups are indeed busy this whole season.
To begin with, the Partnership is now planning our Parks Academy 2016. We are excited to once again offer our informative workshops led by leaders and experts in the fields of play, playground design and maintenance, community gardens, volunteerism, events, outdoor fitness, social media and urban wildlife—all topics vital to the successful activation and use of city parks, green spaces and recreation centers. We are particularly pleased to announce our new topics including Community Builds with the Parks Department, Using our new park mapping program, playground safety inspections, and a new “best Practices” guide book to community gardens. As always, these workshops are free and open to all. Note that email registration will be available and posted on our website (www.providenceparks.org) by January 31.

You can read the full newsletter here.

Click here to view all of our past newsletters.

July 2015 Partnership Newsletter

April Partnership News 2015

 

Partnership News February 2015

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Want a bit of inspiration to get involved in Earth Day Spring Cleaning 2015 on April 25, Check out this awesome video of our neighbors working together to make Providence sparkle

https://vimeo.com/99130905

The Parks Academy Workshops Series provides the basics for building and
strengthening the capacity of volunteer groups (Friends). The series offers both
organizational development and content based classes. With these fundamentals
in place, Friends are better positioned to bring sustainable programming and
resources to their parks. As part of this process, the groups grow and share
information and resources. Additionally, they are a great way to meet new people and learn about our city!

Due to low enrollment, the February 4th workshop, Accessing and Retaining Volunteers will be scheduled on an as needed basis. If you and your organization are interested in learning more about Serve Rhode Island and their resources for accessing, retaining and managing volunteers, please email wendy@providenceparks.org to arrange a group session.

Parks Academy 2015 Schedule

Registration. All classes are free.

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September 2014 Partnership News