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RI Department of Environmental Management
DEM, YOUTH LITTER AND CONSERVATION CORPS TO SPRUCE UP BLACK POINT
PROVIDENCE - Members of the Youth Litter and Conservation Corps (YLCC) will join forces with the Department of Environmental Management to improve trails at Black Point, Narragansett on Thursday, August 10 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
The teens are slated to clean and prune trails in the Black Point area that extends north from Scarborough State Beach. Black Point, one of the state's most scenic areas with sand dunes, cliffs and a trail system that overlooks the ocean, was acquired by the state to provide public access to the waterfront. The DEM/YLCC project is part of continuing efforts to improve accessibility. In 1999, the Small Craft Access Trust (SCAT) built a parking area.
The YLCC teenagers are hired, with funding from DEM, to conduct cleanup and conservation projects in local communities during the summer. YLCC Teams from North Smithfield, West Greenwich, Warren, Burrillville, West Warwick, Woonsocket and North Kingstown are participating in the Black Point project.
To get to Black Point:
Take Rte. 95 South to Rte. 4 South to Rte. 1 South. Exit Rte. 1 to Rte. 108 South (follow signs to Scarborough Beach/Pt. Judith). At the end of the exit bear right onto Woodruff Avenue. Follow Woodruff to the end and bear right onto Rte. 108 South. Go through three lights, then look for Clarke Road on left (about 1 mile). Take left onto Clarke Rd. and follow to end. Across the street (Ocean Road) will be the Black Point area-park at the end of Clarke Rd.