Important Partners in the Blackstone Valley - YOU or Your Organization!

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Associations:  
Corridor Keepers - A non-profit organization dedicated to working with Blackstone River Valley partners to support and promote their programs.
Friends of the Blackstone - A non-profit, all volunteer corporation devoted to the restoration and continuous preservation of the Blackstone River.
John H Chafee Blackstone River Valley National Heritage Corridor - The Federal Commission under the Auspices of the National Park Service. Their formal sustainability and other pertinent studies.

Blackstone Valley Chamber of Commerce - The MA Valley tourism effort and Chamber.
Blackstone Valley Rivers Project - Woonsocket High School's river initiative.
Blackstone River Watershed Association - A non-profit, all volunteer corporation devoted to the restoration and continuous preservation of the Blackstone River
Blackstone River Watershed Council - Rhode Island non-profit organization dedicated to making the Blackstone River fishable and swimmable by 2015
Blackstone River Coalition - A volunteer coalition to "zap" the Blackstone River back into a healthy state.
Blackstone Valley Tourism Council - The R.I. tourism council offering tourism expertise, programs, cruises, and much more.
Leadership Blackstone Valley - A Training Program to develop Regional Leaders for the Blackstone River Valley.
Mass Audubon / Broad Meadow Brook - The City of Worcester's nature sanctuary and advocates of the region's ecosystem.
Volunteers in Parks  (VIP) -  National Heritage Corridor Volunteers.

Sites:

Worcester Historical Museum - A fascinating look into Worcester's noble history from women's rights to valentines to space.
Higgins Armory - the largest collections of arms and armor in the Eastern Hemisphere.
Woonsocket Museum of Work and Culture - A Museum presenting mill life & French-Canadian culture.
Asa Waters Mansion - An 18th century home of gunmaker Asa waters.
Willard Clock House - Historic clocks and homestead from the 18th century Willard family.
Waters Farm - A Rural historic farm and gorgeous scenic panorama.
Slater Mill - Where Sam Slater started the Industrial revolution.
Kelly House - A historic seafarers home along the canal and Viaduct arched bridge with on-site interpretation.
Purgatory Chasm - A geological wonder in the Valley - a 1/2 mile chasm.  Photos by Tom Collins.
St. Ann's Arts & Cultural Center - a former RC Church filled with renown frescoes and stained glass windows.
East Blackstone Quaker Meeting House
Uxbridge Quaker Meeting House
Chestnut Hill Meeting House - A 1769 Meeting House where Longfellow visited and generations of families have lived and died.
River Bend State Park
Millville Lock & the Triad Bridges - The most intact canal lock surrounded by rusted arched rr bridges, showing the days of commercial activity now gone silent.
 

Annual Events:
Greenway Challenge - Late September. A fun triathlon showcasing the tremendous recreational opportunities in the Blackstone River Valley.
Heritage Homecoming - Two Autumn Weekends of Local heritage Events
Footsteps in History - A Columbus Day 3 Day Weekend Filled with 120 sites offering special events open to the public.
Colonial Muster - October.
Chinese Dragonboat Races - September.
Greek Festival - August
Celtic Festival - July.
Pawtucket Arts Festival - September.
Chain of Lights - First weekend in December