Category Archives: Environment

Enjoy the Local Wildlife

Check out the great video made by neighbor Greg Gerritt. Moshassuck Critters presents Insect and Pond Critters North Burial Ground 2015  

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Community gardens take major step

Community gardens in the “tot lot” on Summit Avenue took a giant leap forward Monday night when a governance committee of residents was formed. Gathering in the Rochambeau Library under the leadership of Greg Gerritt, a prominent local naturalist and gardener, the group of about a dozen met with Wendy Nilsson, the new superintendent of […]

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New poster for Hope Street lights

This is something SNA reported on earlier and the story is below at: Merchants group seeks to throw new light on an already attractive destination

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Parking-lot proposal for North Main Street resurfaces with few modifications

The proposal to demolish the Sears building on North Main Street and replace it with a 300-space parking lot is scheduled to come before a city hearing again, but with few of the changes urged by neighborhood residents and the planning panel itself.. The Procaccianti Group, the Rhode Island developers acting for the LA Fitness […]

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Yard waste pick up begins in Summit

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Yard waste pickup schedule announced

The City of Providence Department of Public Works has announced that free yard debris collection will begin Monday, April 14, 2014. Residents are encouraged to recycle and compost all yard debris. Yard debris should be left curbside on regular recycling and trash collection days. Sticks and trimmings must be cut to 4 feet or smaller […]

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Survey finds neighborhood support for community gardens in ‘Tot Lot’ park

A public opinion survey conducted by SNA in collaboration with the City of Providence Parks Department shows widespread support for community gardens being included in a proposed renovation of the “Tot Lot” public park at the corner of Ninth Street and Summit Avenue. The renovation plan, developed by landscape architect Megan Gardner of Gardner+Gerrish Landscape […]

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Summit Ave. Park Survey

The City of Providence Parks Department and the Summit Neighborhood Association want your input on the proposed renovation to Summit Ave. Park (the “Tot Lot”) at the corner of Summit and 9th Avenues.  Please take a minute to respond to our short survey.

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Cooperative effort by city, neighbors plants trees along Hope, North Main

There are now dozens of new trees along Hope and North Main streets – thanks to cooperative efforts by the city Department of Parks and Recreation and Summit neighbors. On April 8, city crews cut eight new tree pits through the sidewalks along Hope Street and put in new soil. Then they added the trees, […]

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Time to Act on Tree Planting

Just in time to lift spirits from the gloom of clearing walks and driveways of snow, the deadline for getting new trees in the neighborhood is rapidly approaching. Tom Schmeling, a board member of the SNA and a former “tree captain” for 12th Street, points out that the spring Providence Neighborhood Planting Program cutoff date […]

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