The Blackstone Heritage Corridor offers a variety of opportunities for funding assistance to our partners. Join Executive Director Charlene Perkins Cutler as she provides guidance to developing successful grant applications.
We are looking ahead to some great activities and opportunities. Mark your calendars, and look for more information in upcoming newsletters.
Late January (date TBD) Celebration of the designation of
Blackstone River Valley
National Historical Park
with U.S. Senator Jack Reed
February 17(Tuesday) - Coffee with Charlene
March 17 (Tuesday) - Coffee with Charlene
March 19 (Thursday) - Blackstone Heritage Corridor
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Are you planning to attend these events? Look for us!
March 7 (Saturday) - Blackstone Valley Chamber of Commerce
Home & Business Expo
Northbridge High School
March 14 (Saturday) - Land & Water Conservation Summit
University of Rhode Island
March 21 (Saturday) - Mass Land Conservation Conference
Worcester Technical High School
Partner Events in January
January 1 - First Day Hike at
Blackstone River and Canal Heritage State Park
Visitors will enjoy a trek along the Lady Carrington Towpath. Hike highlights may include winter wildlife along the waterway, fields and forest while featuring the historic canal from farm to factory. Meet at River Bend Farm Visitor Center, 287 Oak Street, Uxbridge, MA.
January 15 - You're the Expert at the EcoTarium (EcoTarium)
You're the Expert is a live show, podcast, and new public radio program on WBUR that uses comedy to make academic research more accessible and exciting. Through games, sketches, and hilariously misguided guesses, a panel of hilarious comedians will try to get to the bottom of what a distinguished scientist does all day.
For more information, go to the EcoTarium web page:
Winter is a wonderful time to bird in northeastern Massachusetts and southeastern New Hampshire. In celebration of this season, the Joppa Flats is hosting the Superbowl of Birding XII (Snow date: Sunday, January 25).
For more information, go to the Mass Audubon web page:
Join the BRWA for their annual winter hike at Hassanamesit Woods, a property of the Grafton Land Trust. This 200-acre parcel has a history tied to the Nipmuc Indians, and archaeological studies are underway to uncover and preserve the land's rich cultural heritage. The ecology of the area is characterized by both upland and wetland areas, supporting a rich diversity of plants and animals. The land here drains to the nearby Quinsigamond River, shortly before emptying into the Blackstone River.
Meet at the gated end of Salisbury Street, which is located off of Keith Hill Rd in Grafton, MA near Rt 122.
We will try to include all events and activities. Simply start by providing some basic information about your event, and we will take it from there!
The Blackstone River Valley National Heritage Corridor is a unique cultural landscape of industrial history and immigration in the interconnected system of the Blackstone River watershed. An energetic nonprofit, the Blackstone River Valley National Heritage Corridor, Inc. partners with organizations, local communities and businesses, and residents to insure the long term vitality of the Corridor.