BENEFITING: Friends Of India Point Park
We are replanting the India Point Park pedestrian bridge and ramps with drought-tolerant, RI native species to promote biodiversity and wildlife, and provide community enjoyment. We need to raise $14,000 to buy plant material and replace the broken irrigation system. Friends of India Point Park (FIPP) is an all-volunteer citizens group that works closely with the Providence Parks Department.
About the Site: The pedestrian bridge across Interstate 195 provides sweeping water views and safe access to India Point Park’s network of walking and cycling paths on the only expansive public shoreline in the Capital City of the Ocean State.
Your Contribution: Goes directly to purchasing plant material. Our volunteers will do the planting and landscape maintenance work. Your contribution will buy native plants like these for the bridge:
- $275 - Eastern Red Cedar Tree
- $200 - Gray Birch tree
- $75 - 50 Purple Lovegrass plants
- $50 - Bayberry Bush
- $25 - 3 Sweet Fern plants
Want to Get Dirty, too? Please join us for planting, landscape maintenance, and our annual Earth Day cleanup on Saturday, April 22! Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Project Background: After the irrigation system installed by the state failed, an unsightly horde of non-native invasive weeds took hold on the bridge. Over the last several years, FIPP recruited dozens of volunteers to clear out the landscape beds and prepare for the next stage of the project. Planting will begin in spring 2017.
About the Design: Landscape designer Graham Gardner donated the new design, which incorporates sustainable, low-maintenance, drought-resistant native Rhode Island plants. His design seeks to preserve local biodiversity and celebrate a sense of place through wild plants, and is modeled after the popular High Line in New York City.
About the Park: India Point Park is a jewel of informal, unstructured natural beauty on the historic waterfront of Providence, Rhode Island. The Park is enjoyed by strollers, runners, cyclists, dog-walkers, nature lovers, picnickers, kids of all ages, and many others from nearby neighborhoods and throughout the Capital Region.