Bonnie Combs is the Marketing Director for Blackstone Heritage
The Blackstone Heritage Corridor is dab in the middle of
southern New England! Easy to reach from Boston, Hartford, and all
of the northeast.
What does the Blackstone Heritage Corridor have to offer?
List of Categories
Heritage Corridors/National Parks
Points of Interest
Bonnie is the marketing director for the nonprofit Blackstone Heritage Corridor, has launched a new
program to encourage anglers to clean up after themselves. Called
“Fish Responsibly,” it aims to get people to clean up used
monofilament fishing line, which is particularly harmful because it
can entangle wildlife. Once it’s collected, the line can be
recycled by monofilament manufacturer
Berkley. Read more…
The BHC is preparing a new Strategic Plan. Why? It
- Create a regional perspective for resource conservation and
promotion that will inform state and local planning processes.
- Become the backbone of BHC’s work plan for federal
- Be used to create grant application/solicitations for corporate
and foundation funding.
- Be used to justify support for partner projects.
To facilitate this planning process, the BHC Board of Directors
has created several mission-related subcommittees. The work
of the subcommittees will be viewable on this section of the
website. Public input is encouraged and there will be many
public meetings on both the elements of and full draft of the BHC
Strategic Plan. If you have any questions about the process,
please contact Charlene Cutler, BHC’s executive director at
401-765-2211 or Ccutler@BlackstoneHeritageCorridor.org.
Using a model that responds to the debates over the past decade,
the United Nations now uses a method of 4 Circles of
Sustainability, distinguishing economic, ecological, political and
Ideally, every action we take and every decision we make will
consider the impacts on these 4 Circles. A sustainable
activity is one that can be repeated; it will not use more
resources than are being created.
The mission of the Blackstone Heritage Corridor is to work with
community partners to preserve and promote the Valley’s historic,
cultural, natural and recreational resources for current and
Historically, when mills used the
power of the river and disposed of hazardous materials into the
same water, the ecology of the river system suffered. Our actions
today seek a balance through creativity and innovation that
supports and promotes development which, in turn, supports and
promotes our environmental systems, as well as our social and
This results in strong, resilient
communities that embrace all 4 elements of sustainability. The
future will provide opportunities for communities that are stronger
and more creative than the ones we have today.
If you are local to the Blackstone
Heritage Corridor, save the date for their open house. They have
just moved to Whitinsville and want you to see their new
home! June 15 4 to 7pm!