Hey Volunteers

Just 16 days till the Clean-up Green-Up


NOW is the time to pick your community or group you will join on August 27th.

Sign up where you want to volunteer !


We have these communities & groups that want

YOU to join them.

Many volunteers want to help but have not committed to a project yet. Now is the time to get connected with the groups/communities that are looking for volunteers to join them.


For those who identified a site, you should be listed under section #3 with your team name. Let me know if I am missing you. Thanks so much for becoming a ZAPster this year!

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Groups to join in Rhode Island


City of Central Falls, RI

City of East Providence, RI

City of Pawtucket, RI

City of Providence, RI

City of Woonsocket, RI

Town of Burrillville, RI

Town of Cumberland, RI

Town of Glocester, RI

Town of Lincoln, RI

Town of North Smithfield, RI

Town of Smithfield, RI

Apothica Herbs + Coffee Bar, Cumberland RI

Friends of Annawamscutt Brook, East Providence RI

Save the Bay, Lincoln RI

Atrium on Main, Pawtucket RI

Friends of the Looff Carousel at Slater Park, Pawtucket RI

The Empowerment Factory, Pawtucket RI

Save the Bay, Providence RI

Woonasquatucket River Watershed Council, Providence RI

Keep Blackstone Valley Beautiful, Smithfield RI

Downtown Woonsocket Collaborative, Woonsocket RI

Groups to join in Massachusetts


Town of Blackstone, MA

Town of Douglas, MA

Town of Grafton, MA

Town of Northbridge, MA

Town of Sutton, MA

Town of Uxbridge, MA

Adam Zwick Auburn MA

Grafton Garden Club Grafton MA

Millbury Nature Trails Committee Millbury MA

Mike Penko Upton MA

Blackstone River Watershed Association Uxbridge MA

Mass Audubon Worcester MA

Worcester Green Corps Worcester MA


We want you to sign up directly with these groups so they know you are in.

More details & sign up link on the project listing below.



ZAP 50 in the news this week

ecoRI News Time to ZAP the Blackstone Again


The North Smithfield Pulse - "Around the Town" video


ZAP 50 in the News

click to see our news coverage


Original ZAP Movie Showing & Guest Speaker Ray Kelley

Sunday - August 14, 2022

2 pm


Northgate, Blackstone Valley Historical Society (upstairs)

1873 Old Louisquisset Pike, Lincoln, RI

Come hear about ZAP, one of the largest environmental cleanup events in the country and an important day in Blackstone Valley history.

ZAP the Blackstone Volunteer Open House






Drop in to learn more about how you can take part in the 50th-anniversary ZAP the Blackstone watershed-wide cleanup on Saturday, August 27th.


Need to earn community service hours? Want to plan a team build event with coworkers? Looking to make a difference where you live or work in the Blackstone Valley? This event is perfect for that!


August 18 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Drop in anytime!

670 Linwood Avenue, Whitinsville, MA


More Details


Click on the picture below. Video will open in a new window.

Then click the 3 dots in the bottom right corner to download.




Not signed up yet ?

There is still time !


ZAP 50 Vision for our Clean-Up Green-Up on August 27th


“Our vision is to see lots of groups out on our streets, doing litter cleanups and projects that make our hometowns cleaner and greener”, states the ZAP 50 Steering Team, “and we want everyone to get involved”

You do not want to be left out of this historic event.


Read the full press release how to get involved


Volunteer Sign Up


Sponsor ZAP 50


This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.



ZAP 50 Team is growing

Thank You Everyone who is getting involved with ZAP 50.

We are excited to see all the interest and those joining the event.

(scroll down to see our growing list of who's involved)






ZAP the Blackstone 50th Revival




PAST ZAP Newsletters

Newsletter #3 - July 21, 2022: Logos & videos to use

Newsletter #2 - July 14, 2022

Newsletter #1 - July 1, 2022


South Carolina Senator Tim Scott says thousands are without power across the state as Ian makes landfall. Now a post-tropical cyclone, Ian landed as a hurricane in South Carolina earlier today and is moving up the East Coast. Scott says around 200-thousand people are without power, and that now is not the time to ease up worries.        The White House says the federal response to Hurricane Ian is not about politics. White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre [[ kar-EENE jhan-pea-AIR ]] declined to offer an opinion about whether Florida Governor Ron DeSantis is doing a good job in his storm-ravaged state. Jean-Pierre noted DeSantis and President Biden have had several productive phone conversations.        Former President Trump is scheduled to be deposed next month in a defamation lawsuit. A woman named E. Jean Carroll has accused Trump of sexually assaulting her in the 1990s, and says she plans to file a separate civil suit against Trump on top of the defamation suit. The former President has denied Carroll's allegation that he assaulted her.       The CDC says it has "moderate" confidence the rate of monkeypox cases in the U.S. will either decline or plateau within the next two weeks. In its latest report on the outbreak, the CDC said cases could either decline or plateau, or begin rising "slowly" or "rapidly" with exponential growth.        A high-profile trial stemming from last year's Capitol riot is expected to begin soon. Yahoo News reports jury selection has ended in the trial of Stewart Rhodes, who is charged with seditious conspiracy for his role in the attack. Rhodes is the leader of the Oath Keepers militia group who authorities say helped plan the riot and called for civil war. He's one of five defendants in the trial that'll start next week.       Cleveland Browns star Myles Garrett says his recent car crash was a serious wake up call. The defensive end was going 20 miles over the speed limit when he crashed his car on Monday. Thankfully, both he and his passenger escaped relatively unscathed, with Garrett suffering a minor shoulder and bicep sprain.