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(The BVPC assisted local search teams in the successful rescue and recovery of a missing woman. Incident report.)

 

Join us for our 24th year!

Membership year ended on March 31st!  Join by clicking here 


 If you would like to sign up for the flatwater and BVPC e-mail list, contact the Flatwater/BVPC group 
and write e-mail list in the subject lin
e.

Along the Blackstone, Episode 61 - Discover the Blackstone River with the Paddle Club

BVPC help locate  missing woman


 
The BVPC is a 501-C7 that partners with RICKA and the National Heritage Corridor.

2024! Join us for our 24th season when we explore a different waterway every Tuesday night in the Blackstone River Valley. Improve your paddling skills, find the best paddling locations in the valley, learn about water quality, and enjoy a relaxing evening on the water. We launch at 6:15 PM each Tuesday night May through August. 

The Blackstone Valley Paddle Club was formed by the John H. Chafee Blackstone River Valley National Heritage Corridor, in conjunction with the Rhode Island Canoe & Kayak Association in the year 2000.

To participate in the Blackstone Paddler's Events, a RI Canoe and Kayak Association membership fee of $15.00  is required, as is a $10.00 membership fee for the Blackstone Valley Paddle Club.   These fees provide a family membership and are good for the entire season.  If you are a current RICKA member, you may join for the additional $10.00 membership fee. 

If you are not yet a RICKA member, you may join and pay your dues for both RICKA and Blackstone Valley Paddle Club by going to our Membership Page for payment options. Please note: we will not be taking payment for dues at the paddle locations this year.  Please pay your dues in advance.

Please note that PFDs (life vests) are required on all RICKA trips including: flatwater, sea kayaking, whitewater and the Blackstone Paddler's  trips.   There are no exceptionss. Note: Note: Inflatable PFDs (life vests) are not acceptable for paddling on  RICKA Flatwater trips or Blackstone Valley Paddle Club trips. 

 

You can pay easily and securely by Clicking Here.

 

Questions?   Contact Cheryl at  stonefoxfarm@Juno.com  or 401-497-5887

Who are our dedicated Paddle Club leaders that make the Blackstone Valley Paddle Club possible?  Click here for their names and contact information. We have an outstanding group of all volunteer leaders committed to offering paddling and training opportunities here in the Blackstone Valley. 

          

Keep it Safe…Keep it Fun

 

Preventing boating injuries
Self Guided tours 
Canoe recovery  Erik Lightning facts

 

Check out Erik's video on the Blackstone!
 

 Blackstone Valley Paddle Club wins award

Aquatic Nuisance Species Harm Northeast Region

 

All Cancellations & postponements of RICKA Flatwater  trips & the Blackstone Valley  Paddle Club trips will be posted on the message board & sent out on our e-mail list. Please check the message board before leaving for a trip.  To sign up for the e-mail list, send an e-mail to stonefoxfarm@juno.com  and write "Join BVPC list" in the subject line or use the link below to subscribe.

Any paddle sportis an assumed risk sport. Some aspects of canoeing and kayaking involve the risk  of serious injury or death. The Blackstone Valley Paddle Club and Rhode Island Canoe/Kayak Association (Rhode Island Canoe Association, Inc.), although safety conscious, cannot guarantee your personal safety in club activities. Each participant is responsible for his or her own training in boating and rescue techniques, equipment, and personal well-being when engaging in or attending club-organized activities.is an assumed risk sport. Some aspects of canoeing and kayaking involve the risk  of serious injury or death. The Blackstone Valley Paddle Club and Rhode Island Canoe/Kayak Association (Rhode Island Canoe Association, Inc.), although safety conscious, cannot guarantee your personal safety in club activities. Each participant is responsible for his or her own training in boating and rescue techniques, equipment, and personal well-being when engaging in or attending club-organized activities.

Please note that PFDs (life vests) are required on all RICKA trips including: flatwater, sea kayaking, whitewater and the Blackstone Paddler's  trips.   There are no exceptionss. 
Note: Note: Inflatable PFDs (life vests) are not acceptable for paddling on 
 RICKA Flatwater trips or Blackstone Valley Paddle Club trips.    



 

BVPC Calendar

 

 National Park Service, two state governments, dozens of local municipalities, businesses, nonprofit historical and environmental organizations, educational institutions,
many private citizens, and a unifying commission all work together in partnerships to protect the Valley's special identity and prepare for its future.

Woonsocket !!

 

The Blackstone Valley Paddle Club was awarded the prestigous George Hartzog Award for "Outstanding Volunteer Group" in the Northeast Region of the
National Park Service. The region is comprised of parks and programs from Maine to West Virginia!  6/16/16 

In announcing the award, National Park Service Northeast Regional Director Michael Caldwell stated that, "The contribution of these volunteers exemplify the spirit of
volunteerism and a deep commitment to national parks. They demonstrate the power of collaboration, the value of partnerships, the importance  of serving communities, and what determination and dedication can accomplish."

Also Read about the BVPC winning the Star Award