Mulch mob to continue bike path improvements

Volunteers will join River Rangers from the Woonasquatucket River Watershed Council this evening to continue annual spruce ups and improvements to the Woonasquatucket Bike Path through Johnston.

Rangers and volunteers will be mulch mobbing and working on plantings around the bike path entry near the Hillside and Greenville avenues area next to Scramblers. They will be at work July 21 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. A volunteer cookout will top off the evening’s efforts.

This work follows up on other projects the WRWC has been working on with the Johnston community to continue making the bike path a clean, safe and beautiful amenity for the town. Last fall and this spring, WRWC began a project working with a bike path neighbor to test screening methods using fencing and plantings. Volunteer groups contributed time, effort and funding to help with this initial project just north of Lee Street along the path.

Earlier this summer, WRWC also began installing improved bike path signage at the Lyman Avenue gateway. These improvements were installed in partnership with the town of Johnston Department of Public Works in response to citizen input.

The mulch event is part of WRWC’s Clean Days on the Greenway Series, which is sponsored by Channel 10, Cardi’s Furniture & Mattress, Brown Superfund, BankRI, United Way of Rhode Island, Cox, Contech, Lopco Contracting, Narragansett Bay Commission, and Fuss & O’Neill.

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