Centennial Celebration Kick-Off Event!

    On September 25th, our Chapter held a Centennial Celebration Kick-Off event filled with great activities ending with a picnic at Browning Mill Pond Picnic Area!

    Our Local Hikes Committee had multiple hikes!  Some hiked around Browning Mill Pond, another group hiked on Arcadia and other neighboring trails, and another group kicked off our Narragansett Chapter’s Trails Hiking Series covering Escoheag Trail!  Our 20’s & 30’s Group hiked from Browning Mill Pond to Breakheart Pond and back!  Our Stand-Up Paddling Group headed out on the Narrow River, while our Flatwater and Sea Kayaking Groups checked out the Upper Wood River launching from WPWA (Wood Pawcatuck Watershed Association’s headquarters).  Our Trails Committee also held an informational hike on the Mt. Tom Trail focused on trail stewardship! 

    Back at Browning Mill Pond, participants gathered to learn more about the history of the chapter and plans for our Year Long Centennial Celebration!  Our Backpacking and Northern Hikes Group also had gear on display for people to check out and ask questions!  Here’s some additional events planned so far as part of our Centennial!

  • Narragansett Chapter’s Centennial Challenge – complete 100 hrs of activities to earn a Narragansett Chapter’s Centennial Lunch Bag!  
  • Narragansett Chapter’s Trails Hiking Series (hike all 20 trails – 4th Saturday of each month)
  • Restoration of trail signs across all trails we maintain
  • Restoration of the Narragansett Trail from Ashville Pond to Worden Pond
  • Restoration of Wild Cats Spring Trail (completed)
  • Each Committee will be hosting their own special Centennial Activities throughout the year!  
  • New Map System to help explore our trails!
  • New Trail Reporting System to report issues among our trails: Click here to check it out!

 

Narragansett Chapter Remembers

Members of our Narragansett Chapter, friends, family, and volunteers from other organizations got together today to share stories and remember three wonderful volunteers – Chris Shafer, Henry Cruciani, and Roy Benoit. These three men passed away last year in 2020, but due to COVID we were unable to meet in person to honor these men. Each of them contributed many hours of volunteering for the Narragansett Chapter and other local organizations building bridges, blazing trails, brushing, clearing blowdowns, and training the next generation of trail workers. Most notably, these three were significant volunteers in getting the Pavilion restored (pictured below) and the Wood River Bridge (pictured above) built on Mount Tom Trail in Arcadia Management Area (at Wood River Check Station). Forever in our hearts! May you rest in peace!

Found an issue on one of our trails? Report it!

The Trails Committee of the Narragansett Chapter maintains 20 different trails across multiple properties in Rhode Island. If you find an issue on one of our trails, report it using this survey: https://survey123.arcgis.com/share/c89de9f4be1044fab02b15063f8abdf4. Our Trails Committee reviews the reports and arranges work parties to go out and take care of the problems! Want to volunteer for a Work Party (or in other ways?), click here to check out our current volunteer opportunities!