Interview with Conservation groups
Group: Ten Mile River Watershed Council
Person interviewed; Director Keith Gonsalves
President: Keith Gonsalves
Date: May 15 2012
What does your group (Association) represent?
We want to protect and promote the river from East Providence to Attleboro and beyond
How active is your group?
We have two active components paddling and hiking we try to do two paddles and two hikes a month during the busy summer months
What is the most interesting or picturesque place on your watershed?
Hunts Mill in East Providence on 114A is a surprise
What has been your greatest achievement with this group or any other conservation group that you have belonged to?
I would think it is the three fish ladders, while we haven’t been here from the start, we helped make the last push that got the project started
What would be your greatest goal if funding was available?
I would provide more rental boats to encourage more people to explore the river
Come out paddle with us, hike with us, what interests you we will do it with you
What overall environmental issue concerns you the most?
Does your group offer any educational or recreational opportunities that people should not miss?
Watch for our Roger Williams paddle, we won’t be doing it this year because of bridge construction on the South Broadway Bridge.
This is a fun short paddle that starts on the river close to where Roger first made his homestead in East Providence and ends in Providence at the Roger Williams National Memorial.
Interviewed by Conservation Chairman Bill Luther