Hey Volunteers

Just 16 days till the Clean-up Green-Up


NOW is the time to pick your community or group you will join on August 27th.

Sign up where you want to volunteer !


We have these communities & groups that want

YOU to join them.

Many volunteers want to help but have not committed to a project yet. Now is the time to get connected with the groups/communities that are looking for volunteers to join them.


For those who identified a site, you should be listed under section #3 with your team name. Let me know if I am missing you. Thanks so much for becoming a ZAPster this year!

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Groups to join in Rhode Island


City of Central Falls, RI

City of East Providence, RI

City of Pawtucket, RI

City of Providence, RI

City of Woonsocket, RI

Town of Burrillville, RI

Town of Cumberland, RI

Town of Glocester, RI

Town of Lincoln, RI

Town of North Smithfield, RI

Town of Smithfield, RI

Apothica Herbs + Coffee Bar, Cumberland RI

Friends of Annawamscutt Brook, East Providence RI

Save the Bay, Lincoln RI

Atrium on Main, Pawtucket RI

Friends of the Looff Carousel at Slater Park, Pawtucket RI

The Empowerment Factory, Pawtucket RI

Save the Bay, Providence RI

Woonasquatucket River Watershed Council, Providence RI

Keep Blackstone Valley Beautiful, Smithfield RI

Downtown Woonsocket Collaborative, Woonsocket RI

Groups to join in Massachusetts


Town of Blackstone, MA

Town of Douglas, MA

Town of Grafton, MA

Town of Northbridge, MA

Town of Sutton, MA

Town of Uxbridge, MA

Adam Zwick Auburn MA

Grafton Garden Club Grafton MA

Millbury Nature Trails Committee Millbury MA

Mike Penko Upton MA

Blackstone River Watershed Association Uxbridge MA

Mass Audubon Worcester MA

Worcester Green Corps Worcester MA


We want you to sign up directly with these groups so they know you are in.

More details & sign up link on the project listing below.



ZAP 50 in the news this week

ecoRI News Time to ZAP the Blackstone Again


The North Smithfield Pulse - "Around the Town" video


ZAP 50 in the News

click to see our news coverage


Original ZAP Movie Showing & Guest Speaker Ray Kelley

Sunday - August 14, 2022

2 pm


Northgate, Blackstone Valley Historical Society (upstairs)

1873 Old Louisquisset Pike, Lincoln, RI

Come hear about ZAP, one of the largest environmental cleanup events in the country and an important day in Blackstone Valley history.

ZAP the Blackstone Volunteer Open House






Drop in to learn more about how you can take part in the 50th-anniversary ZAP the Blackstone watershed-wide cleanup on Saturday, August 27th.


Need to earn community service hours? Want to plan a team build event with coworkers? Looking to make a difference where you live or work in the Blackstone Valley? This event is perfect for that!


August 18 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Drop in anytime!

670 Linwood Avenue, Whitinsville, MA


More Details


Click on the picture below. Video will open in a new window.

Then click the 3 dots in the bottom right corner to download.




Not signed up yet ?

There is still time !


ZAP 50 Vision for our Clean-Up Green-Up on August 27th


“Our vision is to see lots of groups out on our streets, doing litter cleanups and projects that make our hometowns cleaner and greener”, states the ZAP 50 Steering Team, “and we want everyone to get involved”

You do not want to be left out of this historic event.


Read the full press release how to get involved


Volunteer Sign Up


Sponsor ZAP 50


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ZAP 50 Team is growing

Thank You Everyone who is getting involved with ZAP 50.

We are excited to see all the interest and those joining the event.

(scroll down to see our growing list of who's involved)






ZAP the Blackstone 50th Revival




PAST ZAP Newsletters

Newsletter #3 - July 21, 2022: Logos & videos to use

Newsletter #2 - July 14, 2022

Newsletter #1 - July 1, 2022


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