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The sale of custom engraved bricks in the walk of Old Library Park has been a major source of fund raising for PBGC since 1997. We hope you will buy one or more to honor family, friends, pets, special events, etc. -- which will support our work in the community. Thank you.
"The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now"
On hand for phase one stump grinding on a cold February day in 2021 are
(l to r), PBGC President Kathleen Romeo, club member Elaine Lemieux, Matthew Largess, owner of Largess Forestry; Mike Donohue President of Histwick; and Donna Hutchinson of the NK Conservation Commission.
North Kingstown Tree Planting Project
February 2021 • We are pleased to announce an exciting new project in town: The North Kingstown Tree Planting Project or NKTPP.
A collaborative effort between the Town of North Kingstown, HistWick, RI Tree Council and Plum Beach Garden Club, Phase 1 is already underway! To date, we have had 6 trees removed along Main St. in Wickford, stumps ground and replacement trees have been selected.
We anticipate Phase 2 and beyond to include several more sites around North Kingstown, making our town more beautiful and doing our part to clean the air.
Planting of these trees in Phase 1 is slated for Arbor Day, April 30th.
Special thanks go out to:
• Adam White - Public Works Dept NK • Peter Morgan- Tree Warden NK
• Becky Lamond- Principal Planner, Planner and Development Dept NK
• John Campanini- RI Tree Council • Matt Largess - Largess Tree Service
October 2020 • A new garden in Updike Park will bring all-seasons beauty to the corner of Brown Street and West Main in Wickford. The once overgrown space is now a natural complement to the park’s Anne Wallau garden, thanks to the generous contributions of Kostas Karampetsos, proprietor of Tavern By The Sea, and Joe Kolb, owner of Wickford Wealth Management, pictured with PBGC President Kathleen Romeo and Linda Sollitto, PBGC Civic Beautification Chair (l to r). The club planted and will maintain the collection of fragrant shrubs and trees that were particularly chosen to appeal to people and pollinators.
October 2020 • Harriet Powell, center in photo, has been honored for her dedication to the rescue of pollinators with an Award of Excellence from Plum Beach Garden Club, presented by President Kathleen Romeo (left) and Pollinator Chair Carol Gjelsvik (right).
Harriet’s activism in educating people about the plight of the pollinators and what each of us can do to restore their numbers has made a difference in our community. Harriet played a leadership role, in partnership with Plum Beach Garden Club, in the establishment of the Pollinator Habitat at Casey Farm.