Rain Harvest Festival
Join a celebration of water, science, and art at the fourth annual Rain Harvest Festival hosted by the Stormwater Innovation Center and Providence Parks Department. This free community event in Roger Williams Park celebrates the Providence Parks Department’s investment in over 40 projects to clean polluted stormwater runoff before it enters the ponds in the park. Their significant efforts to improve water quality in Providence have inspired the Festival, which will highlight the importance of clean water in our communities and the impact it has on our lives.
Join us on Sunday, September 24th, 2023, from 12:00 - 3:00 p.m. at the Roger Williams Park Boathouse Lawn!
*Rain Date Sunday, October 1 from 12:00 - 3:00 p.m.*
What is Green Infrastructure?
Green infrastructure is an approach used to manage stormwater that diverts contaminated runoff from the roadways before it is piped directly to the closest water body. Once the stormwater is diverted into the green infrastructure site, natural vegetation and soils are used to purify the water, remove contaminants and create healthier urban environments. Green infrastructure reduces and treats stormwater at its source while delivering environmental, social, and economic benefits.