Help Woonasquatucket River Watershed Council Hold Free Events this Summer for all Ages
Purchase a raffle ticket for a chance to win a Rev City Electric Bike to help raise money for free canoe and kayak experiences for Olneyville residents and bike camp.
The Woonasquatucket River Watershed Council has a lot of fun events for all ages planned for the summer. In order to host these completely free events, they are running a raffle fundraiser to win a Rev City electric bike to ensure that these programs can remain fully funded for the public.
One program involves free canoe and kayak experiences for Olneyville residents. These experiences will run through July and August. They will also have seven weeks of Bike Camp for children ages eight to thirteen. At the camp, participants will learn safe riding techniques, bike maintenance and watershed stewardship.
The council is extremely involved in community outreach and does what they can do to get everyone involved. They hold environmental education programs for elementary, middle and high schools in Woonasquatucket River communities. They hold more than twenty clean days where they plant trees, pick up litter and build structures with over 500 volunteers. They also have a program called “New Voices at the Water Table,” which involves more than twenty bilingual adult community leaders in Olneyville to develop environmental stewards and build climate preparedness.
All of these programs are offered for free. In order to raise money for them, the council will raffle off a Rev City electric bike. This bike retails for $1,200, but each raffle ticket is only $10. The goal is to sell 2,000 tickets to raise $20,000 by August 6. On that day, there will be a raffle party at Cricket Field in Johnston.
For more information about these programs and about the Woonasquatucket River Watershed Council, visit the website.