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Paddling to Providence: Woonasquatucket River Adventure

Videography by Halsey Fulton

Get to know Rhode Island’s historic Woonasquatucket River on a paddling trip with Alicia Lehrer of the Woonasquatucket River Watershed Alliance, which has worked hard since the early 1990s to restore this much-abused urban river. The industrialized waterway flows into the heart of downtown Providence, and now serves as a venue for the popular Waterfire events. It’s hard to believe that the lower river was completely covered by freight yards and parking lots until the ’90s!

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