June 15th  National Rivers Day at CF Landing - 3pm to 7pm

CF Landing is located at 15 Madeira Ave., Central Falls, RI (adjacent to Sharks Peruvian Cuisine, off Broad St.). 

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Rivers Day is an opportunity for you to get out on the water with fellow RICKA members or your family:


·       Bring or use free rentals with Blackstone River Expeditions kayak and canoe rental.

·       Take a 20 min River Tour aboard the Explorer.

·       Tryout being part of a Dragonboat crew or signup with one of the two premier clubs in the state.

·       Book an overnight stay aboard the Samuel Slater.  Built in Cambridgeshire, England, this authentic British canal boat can host up to 4 people for a unique overnight experience.



National Rivers Day was created over 20 years ago to promote recreational activities on the Blackstone River (like RICKA!).  Today, with the Blackstone included within one of the newest National Historic Parks, they now also celebrate conservation and environmental stewardship of the river. 


RICKA volunteers will staff a tent to promote our fun canoe and kayaking organization and will be joined by other organizations such as those listed below.  So come on by and be a part of the fun, history, conservation, and excitement of National Rivers Day.


·       Blackstone Valley Tourism Council (BVTC)

·       National Parks Service (NPS)

·       Keep Blackstone Valley Beautiful (KBVB)

·       15 Minute Field Trips

·       Ocean State Dragon Boat Club

·       Century Dragon Boat Club

·       RI Resource Recovery

·       Department of Environmental Management (DEM)

·       Woonasquatucket River Watershed Council

·       The Greenway Challenge


Check the message board for any updates such as ad-hoc paddle opportunities at this site between CF Landing and the Pratt Dam.  For more information, contact Gary P. at rickamembership@gmail.com.


Short video:  RIVERS DAY