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The “End of the Line”

Help Us Memorialize Edgewood’s Trolley Roots

Edgewood is a “streetcar suburb” shaped by the Broad Street & Eddy Street – Edgewood lines.  After the tracks were removed from Narragansett Boulevard in 2017, a sculpture was created from retrieved pieces. We are now seeking contributions to meet the cost of landscaping and placing the sculpture at the corner and Sefton Drive and Narragansett Boulevard – the former “end of the line”.  A historic marker next to sculpture will explain how trolleys shaped our neighborhood and will provide a link to more information and a film.

Please send your tax-deductible contributions to EWPA (Edgewood Waterfront Preservation Association) 1538 Narragansett Blvd. Cranston RI 02905 and mark checks “trolley memorial” or select the link below

Sculpture Memorializing the Edgewood Trolley Line

Volunteer with Us

EWPA is an all volunteer organization. Come join us.

A Chance to Help Preserve Stillhouse Cove. Apply to be a Volunteer.

Stillhouse Cove, thanks to the Edgewood Waterfront Preservation Association (EWPA), leads Rhode Island as an example of smart shoreline adaptation and resilience.  Stillhouse Cove is also a beautiful gathering spot in Pawtuxet Village, maintained by the EWPA with volunteer help.

We are looking for a few new volunteers to add to our ongoing volunteer base.  We will also invite a limited number of volunteers to join the Board of Directors of the EWPA, a non-profit. 

The EWPA works with Save the Bay on both cleanups and adaptation of the shoreline to rising sea levels. We coordinate with the Pawtuxet Village Association for work on Pawtuxet Park.  As climate change continues to affect every community, the work of the EWPA takes on additional importance.  We have a history of working with students at the K-12 and college levels and will continue doing so, in some cases as part of grant projects.  

Being a volunteer with the EWPA is a way to not only help maintain Stillhouse Cove, but to get involved in environmental advocacy in Rhode Island.

We ask that you respond to a few questions in your application to become a volunteer.  We are proud of the work that the EWPA has done over the decades and look for the good work to continue.


Photos from the 2021 Annual Clean Up

About and Contact Us

Board of Directors

Board of Directors
Barbara RubineJoined 1984, President 2007
Colin MurphyJoined 2018, Vice President 2021
Bill AustinJoined 2021, Treasurer, 2021
Richard FinlayJoined 2010
Susan HartmanJoined 2018
Trent BatsonJoined 2021
Joe CooneyJoined 2021

Alice BarrowsEmeritus as of March, 2014
Chet BarrowsEmeritus as of March, 2014
Joe FilipponeEmeritus as of November, 2016* 
Peter FritzEmeritus as of November, 2017
Mark GarrisonEmeritus as of December, 2018
Mike SchlesingerEmeritus as of December, 2020

Contact Us

2019 International Coastal Cleanup – Saturday, 21 September, 2019

We will be partnering with Save the Bay for International Coastal Cleanup day on Saturday, 21 September, 2019 from 0830 AM to 1030 AM. Hope to see you at Stillhouse Cove!

EWPA Annual Meeting – October 29, 2018, 630 – 730PM – William Hall Library

Ewpa Annual Mtg Notice, 2018-2

Meet and Greet Invitation Enclosed for New Neighbors – Sunday September 30 from 2 – 4PM

EWPA Meet and Greet Invite

SAVE THE DATE – International Coastal Cleanup – 20 October, 2018. Saturday Morning from 10 – 12.

We will be partnering with Save the Bay for International Coastal Cleanup day on 20 October, 2018, Saturday morning from 10 – 12.

Save the Date. Stillhouse Cove Annual Cleanup – April 28, 10 AM – Noon

Once again we will be doing ditch work, trash removal, invasive weed removal, garden work with the Edgewood Garden Club, and maintenance activities that include storm drain clearing, and sidewalk sweeping after the winter sanding and salting.

 All ages are welcome with parental supervision for young children.  All supplies will be provided including water, gloves, trash bags, bug spray, sunscreen, and tools.  Please wear appropriate foot wear – no flip-flops.

Parking is not allowed along Narragansett Boulevard but is permitted on side streets.

Notices from EWPA

Notices from the Edgewood Waterfront Preservation Association
1. Gaspee Days License Plate: The signing of the Gaspee Days License Plate legislation that passed last session.  The Honorable Governor Gina Raimondo will be signing the Gaspee Days License Plate legislation into law this Monday, November 20th at 12:45 p.m., at the Aspray Boathouse, 2 E View Street, Warwick, RI 02888.  This historic event is a milestone for our community and your presence would enhance this memorable occasion.
2. Proposed Cumberland Farms on the corners of Warwick Avenue and Park Avenue:
There will be a public comment session at on Tuesday, December 5th at 7:00 P.M. at Cranston City Hall on amending the comprehensive plan to allow the two residential lots at 135 Warwick Avenue and 161 Park Avenue to operate a neighborhood business out of them.

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