ZAP 50 Celebration on Sept. 10th!


Please join us On September 10, at Slater Mill National Historical Park, from 11 am to 6 pm for the Blackstone River Revival Celebration, as we celebrate you and your agency and the dozens of other people and organizations that have worked to clean the Blackstone River and watershed.


You are invited, if interested, to have a 10’x10’ exhibit space (Bring Your Own Table/Tent) on the Slater Mill grounds to promote your organization and educate our attendees about all of the great and hard work that you do. We do ask that if you choose to bring a tent, it is no larger than a 10’x10’ and that is safely secured to the ground. Your tent may either be on asphalt or grass so please plan accordingly.


The Celebration event will include music, food, recognitions, and remarks! A tentative agenda is attached. This celebration is held in partnership with the National Park Service, Blackstone River Valley National Historical Park and the River Bend East Songwriters Festival!


Just a reminder, our Project ZAP Valley-wide clean-up and green-up, is August 27 from 8 am to 4 pm from Worcester to Providence. If you have not signed up please do so here! Again our Project ZAP Blackstone River Revival Celebration of people and agencies, is on September 10 from 11 am to 6 pm at Slater Mill in Pawtucket.


We hope you can join us on September 10, and thank you for all that you do for the Blackstone Watershed! Please RSVP to Patti McAlpine at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with your intentions no later than August 31.


Upon arrival the day of the event, please check in at the ZAP 50 table and you will be assigned your exhibit space.


For more information and to learn about Project ZAP, go to If you require

additional information, call Patti McAlpine at 401-724-2200, extension 207.




Bob Billington, President

Blackstone Valley Tourism Council





Please respond to Patti McAlpine at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 401-724 2200 ext. 207 with your intentions.


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Blackstone Valley Tourism Council


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