Rhode Island Chapter

Explore, enjoy, and protect the planet.

Outings & Events

From the White Mountains to Ninigret Pond, Sierra Club Outings raise awareness, connect environmentalists, and remind us what it is we're fighting to save. Please join us.

 

Outings

Canonchet Farm Invasive Restoration Tour and Narragansett Beach
Saturday, July 12, 11AM
South County Museum Parking Lot, 115 Strathmore St, Narragansett, RI 02882
 
***UPDATED MEETING LOCATION***

Friends of Canonchet Farm have been working for 3 years to eradicate invasive weeds like bittersweet and knotweed from the shore of Lake Canonchet in Naragansett, just across from Naragansett Town Beach along rt. 1a. Join the Sierra Club for a tour of the restored area along with a look at the unrestored location that the Friends of Canonchet Farm hope to target next. 

After the tour we will do a quick hike on the Canonchet Farm Trail before hitting the beach to cool down. 

Meet at the RI Sierra Club Office (42 Rice Street, Providence) at 10 am to caravan to the outing. 

If you want to meet us there please meet at the South County Museum Parking Lot, 115 Strathmore St, Narragansett, RI 02882, at 11 am. It has recently come to my attention that the original chosen parking location was a pay lot and charges $15/car. Boo. The South County Museum has allowed us to use their lot free of charge. If you have some extra time after the outing, consider checking it out.
 
 
Apple Picking at Phantom Farms
Saturday, September 13, 10:00 a.m.
2920 Diamond Hill Rd, Cumberland, RI 02864
 
Join the RI Sierra Club for apple picking at Phantom Farms. A farmer from the farm will give us a tour of the orchard and other parts of the farm. 
 
Meet at Phantom Farms at 10 am. 
 
Pricing: tba
 
 
 
 
Biking the Blackstone River Bike Path
Saturday, October 4 at  8:45 am
Lippit Park in Providence 
 
If you live in Providence and want to know the best route to access the Blackstone River Bike Path in Lincoln, join this outing. We will navigate through Providence, Pawtucket, and Central Falls to reach the beginning of the bike path, then continue along the scenic, paved, bikes only route further north into Cumberland and possibly to its terminus in Woonsocket depending on how the group is feeling.

Meet at Lippit Park in Providence at 8:45 am with your bike or at the Kelly House at the end of the Lower River Road in Lincoln with your bike at 9:45.
 

Committee Meetings

Executive Committee Meeting
Meets: Second Wednesday of each month at 6:30pm.
Location: Sierra Club Office, 42 Rice Street, Providence (email Dana Goodman to confirm location before attending)
Chairman: Dana Goodman, chair@risierraclub.org
Purpose: These monthly meetings are the best way to learn about the Club and find out how to get involved as a volunteer. All welcome.
 
Communications Committee Meeting
Meets: Contact Dana Goodman for specific dates and locations. 
Location: TBD
Leader: Dana Goodman, chair@risierraclub.org
Purpose: Help the Club get its message out through newsletters, social media outlets, youtube, and the website.
 
Outings Committee Meeting
Meets: Monthly. Usually in a Providence bar or restaurant. Contact Kevin and Coy for specific dates and locations.
Leaders: Kevin Proft and Coy Pemberton, outings@risierraclub.org
Purpose: Brainstorm and plan future Club Outings. We're always looking for fresh ideas; please come and share your thoughts. All welcome.
 
Development Committee Meeting
Meets: Contact Steve Sheeky for specific dates and locations. 
Location: TBD
Leader: Steve Sheeky, giving@risierraclub.org
Purpose: Leads the Club's fundraising activities including house parties, club materials sales, memorial and commemorative gifts, and canvassing. All Welcome.
 
Conservation/Legislative Committee Meeting
Meets: Contact Peter Galvin for specific dates and locations. 
Location: TBD
Leader: Peter Galvin, conservation@risierraclub.org
Purpose: Determine what issues the Club focuses on and what strategies the Club uses to reach its issue goals. All welcome.
 
Political Committee Meeting
Meets: Contact Robert Malin for specific dates and locations. 
Location: TBD
Leader: Robert Malin, malinproductions at gmail.com
 

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