Sunday, July 31, 2016

Blackstone Valley: Corridor Currents

Enter the BHC 2017 Calendar Photo Contest

Have you been taking pictures within the Blackstone River Valley National Heritage Corridor? We'd love to see them! Pick some of your favorites and enter them in the BHC 2017 Calendar Photo Contest. The deadline is Monday, August 15. Click HERE for details and entry form. Winners will be notified in early September.
Save the Date!

August 25, 2016 - Centennial Hike 
The National Park Service turns 100! To celebrate, the staff of Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation at the River Bend Farm Visitor Center/Blackstone River and Canal Heritage State Park, is hosting a centennial hike at 4:00 p.m.

Celebrate 100 years of parks and "step" into the next century of shared stewardship!  Join a guided hike, stop by activity stations led by park partners, and learn about the history of America's State and National Parks through the decades. Who and what shaped them? What's our role in preserving and protecting them? Meet at River Bend Farm Visitor Center, 287 Oak Street, Uxbridge, MA,  to explore the answers. Walk a half-mile round trip along the Blackstone Canal towpath to see examples of preservation and stewardship in action.

Photo by Donald E. Perkins
Wheelchair accessible towpath trail is flat, packed gravel. There is an additional half-mile walk option through pasture trails to view and hear the stewardship story of the Blackstone River. Picnic areas available to enjoy after the hike.For more information, please call 508-278-7604.

Get read to GO! Explore in September

Enjoy the rest of summer but know that the best is yet to come! BHC is proud to bring GO! back for another exciting September, featuring 75 different experiences throughout the National Heritage Corridor. This year's program features new events, offering at least one adventure in each of the 25 National Heritage Corridor communities.
The program begins Thursday, September 1st at 1:30 p.m. with a kickoff celebration at BHC headquarters at 670 Linwood Avenue, Whitinsville, MA, including a tour of the historic Linwood Mill. Immediately after, enjoy a Ranger Walking Tour of the historic village of Whitinsville at 3:00 p.m.
For a full copy of the GO! program, click HERE, or pick up a brochure at any of the BHC's Visitor Centers, at one of the brochure kiosks throughout the National Heritage Corridor or at the BHC's office at 670 Linwood Avenue, Whitinsville, MA. Follow Blackstone Heritage Corridor, Inc.on Facebook for news and updates on GO! and more.

NOTE: A reminder to GO! experience leaders: there is a volunteer training meeting on Wednesday, August 17 at 6:30 p.m. at BHC headquarters at 670 Linwood Avenue, Whitinsville, MA. Please come to pick up your 2016 t-shirt and signs.

Blackstone Heritage Corridor, Inc. | | 508-234-4242|
Blackstone River Valley National Heritage Corridor, 670 Linwood Avenue, Whitinsville, MA 01588

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