Worlds collide: Greystone Mill Pond, Rhode Island

Standing on the Johnston-side shore of the Greystone Mill Pond (the opposite side is North Providence), part of the Woonasquatucket River, students from local schools have been visiting the site several times a year – for many years – joining members of the Narragansett Bay Commission, to monitor the water quality and learn about the various eco-systems there, a giant out-doors classroom. This photo was taken in 2005, the students, with their observation notebooks in hand, from the nearby Graniteville Elementary School (now the ECC annex).


One thought on “Worlds collide: Greystone Mill Pond, Rhode Island

  1. Tony Ursillo

    When I was a kid in the 60s, I used to go fishing right in that very spot. When i was almost a teen, the kids in the area built a raft out of steel drums and wood and we used it to push upstream and then coast back down while we fished. We would also use the raft to go right from that spot to the island behind the swans. Back then even though the water looked safe, it wasn’t. We had to make sure not to drink the water or eat anything from the river. I hope it is cleaner than when I used to spend time there.


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