The Blackstone Valley Paddle Club was
awarded the prestigous George
"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 Photo by Henry Dziadosz
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
(The BVPC is a
non-profit that partners with RICKA and the
2016! Join us for our 16th 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.
Blackstone Valley Outfitters is the vendor of choice for the Blackstone
Valley Paddle Club.
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
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
for payment options. Please note: we will not be taking payment for dues
at the paddle locations this year. Please pay your dues in
checks payable to RICKA or
you can pay easily and securely with
Blackstone Paddlers Safety Standards
print and bring to your first
RI Canoe and Kayak Association., Inc.
P.O. Box 184
Valley, RI 02832
The Blackstone Valley Outfitters will be
closing their doors for good after 10 years of adventures. Here's what they
have to say...
To all our friends at Blackstone Valley Outfitters, with a sad heart I have
to tell you that we will be closing our doors this month.
To you, I offer a sale of 40% off boats & 60% off all other stock, plus
savings on our rental gear. Thanks for an adventurous 10 years.
Many new adventures .
Look for our "Ranger Nights" every month when we are guided
National Park Service
Rangers on interpretive paddles.
We are also featuring a monthly paddle outside the
valley, check them out!
Get on the River-
Self Guided Tours of the Blackstone River
our dedicated Paddle Club leaders that make the Blackstone Valley
Paddle Club possible?
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.
Blackstone Valley Paddle
Club's partners are the RI Canoe & Kayak Association, the National Park Service
& our new vendor The
The Blackstone Valley Outfitters were voted "Best Outfitter in New England"
They are in the Best of New England Yankee Magazine issue that can out late
April 2012 (page 100).
NPS Headquarters at
One Depot Square, Woonsocket RI- Photo by Cheryl
information links for the Blackstone River Valley - please check frequently
for most current information