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Students Joined Majority Leader Ryan on a Storm Water Management Project Along Pleasant Valley Parkway



Providence, RI (August 18, 2019)…City Council Majority Leader Jo-Ann Ryan (Ward 5) hosted a community clean-up and stormwater management project on Pleasant Valley Parkway, on Monday, August 19 with 125 incoming freshmen from Providence College. This event was part of Providence College’s Urban Action Summer Program from incoming first-year students.


Urban Action is a five-day program for incoming first-year students at Providence College. It is designed to increase students’ understanding of urban issues while also introducing them to the Providence community. Students spend three days volunteering at local sites in the city of Providence, and one day volunteering on campus, helping fellow classmates move in.

This summer the volunteers from Providence College helped with a clean-up of the Pleasant Valley Parkway as part of the stormwater management project currently taking place on the Parkway.

"Green infrastructure has been a priority for me as a legislator. This is why I have been so passionate about storm water management initiatives, green education, and my Plastic Bag Reduction Act. I look forward to working with these new students from Providence College to make Providence greener and a more sustainable City.”