Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Blackstone Heritage Corridor - Strategic Plan Now Available for Public Comment

BHC's Strategic Plan Now Available for Public Comment

Blackstone Heritage Corridor, Inc. (BHC) has developed a ten-year strategic plan and is inviting the public to review and comment on it. To develop the Plan, subcommittees of the BHC Board of Directors were formed to lead the work in specific areas of the BHC mission:  Environment, Historical & Cultural Resources, and Economic Development & Community Revitalization.  Nearly 50 people participated on those subcommittees, representing Board of Director members, partners, residents, businesses, corporations, municipalities, nonprofits, state agencies and federal agencies.  Participants applied their extensive knowledge base to contemplate challenges and opportunities that BHC and the National Heritage Corridor are likely to face during the ten-year period of the plan.  Each subcommittee gave birth to an overall vision for the resource category and developed a list of strategies that would achieve their vision. Those visions and strategies were then compiled into this strategic plan.

To review the strategic plan, click here. Comments should be directed to Charlene Perkins Cutler by email at and should be sent by September 1, 2016. 
Volunteer Show & Tell

Are you interested in volunteering in your community? Have you been looking for an opportunity to get connected to the Blackstone River Valley National Heritage Corridor? We would love to show you how through the Volunteers-in-Parks program. Join us  for a Volunteer Open House. RSVP to Suzanne Buchanan at or call (508 ) 234-4242.

When: Monday, September 10, 2016 from 6:30-8 p.m.
Where: 670 Linwood Avenue, Whitinsville, MA 01588

Get ready 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 on  Thursday, September 1st at 1:30 p.m. with a kickoff celebration at BHC headquarters at 670 Linwood Avenue, Whitinsville, MA, and includes a tour of the historic Linwood Mill. Immediately after the building tour, enjoy a Ranger Walking Tour of the historic village of Whitinsville, beginning 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 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.

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