Explorer River Tours 30th season to kick off in Central Falls

CENTRAL FALLS, R.I. (WLNE) — To celebrate 30 years of youth environmental education, Explorer River Tours announced their summer season at Central Falls Landing.

The river touring company debuted back in the summer of 1993 and is offered as the only vessel designed to travel along segments of the Blackstone River system.

Blackstone Valley Tourism Council President, Bob Billington said the initial goal of the Explorer was “to bring attention and access to the amazing resources found in our own backyard.”

Beyond the guided tours on Sunday afternoons, a special guest speaker series featuring environmental experts from around the state to highlight the history and ecology of Rhode Island’s Blackstone Valley.

“Planning this 30th anniversary speaker series was amazing,” said Sam Jackson, Director of River Education for the Blackstone Valley Tourism Council.

“There were so many people who jumped at the opportunity to share their work. This series will be a wonderful way to learn more about the Valley’s natural world,” they concluded.

The schedule for river tours through the month of June, including guest speakers is as follows:

  • June 11th – Donna Kaehler, Keep Blackstone Valley Beautiful: Recycling Made Easy 
  • June 18th – Julia Kaplin, Blackstone Valley Tourism Council: Medicinal Properties and Ethnobotanical Uses of Invasive and Native Plants 
  • June 25th – Greg Gerritt, environmental activist and naturalist: Wildlife Along the River 

For the complete schedule and to purchase tickets, click here.

For more information, contact Sam Jackson at 401-742-2200 or at sjackson@tourblackstone.com

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