Mission: To create positive change with regard to community values by developing and promoting coordinated, responsible and sustainable tourism in Rhode Island’s Blackstone Valley communities. To plan and collaborate with intrastate, state, regional, national and international organizations to sustain and enhance the character of our destination, and to develop the public and private natural, historic, cultural, ethnic, industrial, recreational, educational, special events, artistic and commercial resources in Pawtucket, Central Falls, Cumberland, Lincoln, Woonsocket, Smithfield, North Smithfield, Burrillville and Gloucester.
Offers a “RiverClassroom" program aboard the Blackstone Valley Explorer utilizing the boat as a laboratory both in Central Falls and Woonsocket for studentsfrom K-12 presenting environmental and cultural programs, historic interpretation on the heritage, development and social aspects of the Blackstone River Valley. Offers the in-school “River In The Classroom” program as well as environmental and historical walking tours for students of all ages.
May provide volunteer or internship opportunities.