Author: Colin Murphy

2021 Annual Spring Clean Up April 24, 9:30 – 11:30 am

Join your neighbors at this socially distanced outdoor event to clean up Stillhouse Cove.

The Annual Spring Clean Up is April 24th, 9:30-11:30 am.

We will be working with the Pawtuxet Village Association the clean-up in Stillhouse Cove and Pawtuxet Park. The rain date is May 8th.

Note that we will be following RI Department of Health guidelines.

COVID-19 Safety Precautions:

  • Stay home if you are not feeling well. 
  • Self-screen to determine if you are healthy enough to volunteer.
  • Adhere to current CDC and state guidelines regarding travel and self-quarantining.
  • To minimize hand-to-hand contact, please bring your own rakes, hand cutters and hedge trimmers.
  • Bring your own trash grabber, water, heavy duty work gloves and face mask. Hand sanitizer will be provided.
  • Masks mandatory during cleanup. No one will be allowed to participate without a mask.
  • No children under the age of 13 unless accompanied by an adult.
  • Stay 6 feet away from others at all times.

We will have hand sanitizer and bags for collection.

Please RSVP for this event. Thank you!

2019 Annual Park Clean-Up

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2020: Year in Review

2020 saw a significant increase in the use of the park at Stillhouse Cove. Your support enables us to protect and preserve Stillhouse Cove, our local environmental treasure.

Some of What We Did in 2020 with Your Help

Completed the new rose garden with stepping stones and a plaque recognizing our supportive donor.

Protected the marsh and conservation area at Stillhouse by treating and removing invasive weeds and seedlings. 

Re-planted 5 gardens and the rotary with native plants that withstand drought and attract bees.

Re-hydroseeded the stormwater infiltration area with our City of Cranston partner and Save the Bay.

Repaired the vandalized sprinkler system and damage to the park lawn.

Provided dog waste bags to neighbors and visitors, including adding a third dispenser to the park this spring when demand increased and maintained walkways to the beach area.

Each year, we need to raise $10,000 to sustain improvements and to keep Stillhouse Cove the clean, beautiful, and safe waterfront park it has become. 

Please give today.
Donations are collected through a secure PayPalpayment. 

Please give today.
Donations are tax deductible.
Donate here.

Thank you! 

2020-2021 Annual Meeting


A Peek into the Future
Climate Change & Rising Sea levels in Cranston RI

Monday, March 22, 6:30pm
Live Via Zoom


Please join us for an exciting evening looking into our future at Stillhouse Cove, at the Annual Meeting of the Edgewood Waterfront Preservation Association (EWPA).

Free and Open to the Public.
Space is limited. RSVP Required.

Annual Meeting Presentation
Have you wondered how our neighborhood might be impacted by climate change and rising sea levels?

A Peek into the Future: Climate Change & Rising Sea levels In Cranston RIPlease join us for a presentation by Teresa Crean as she guides us through a discussion of the future of sea level rise predictions, Storm Tools and remediation efforts to plan for the future in our community.

About the Speaker
Teresa Crean
is a community planner and coastal management extension specialist with the Coastal Resources Center (CRC) and Rhode Island Sea Grant at the University of Rhode Island’s Graduate School of Oceanography. Teresa facilitates municipal-scale projects in Rhode Island that address coastal adaptation to climate change and sea level rise. Her work involves evaluating the results of mapping exercises to clearly communicate anticipated challenges and opportunities for municipal stakeholders while collaboratively considering policies and projects that may increase resiliency in the face of potential impacts from coastal hazards and storm events.


A Remarkable Transformation

Stillhouse Cove, along Narragansett Blvd. Restored salt marsh is at right.

Pawtuxet’s Stillhouse Cove has undergone a remarkable transformation. Since 2004, almost $1 million has been invested in projects that have restored the 3-acre salt marsh, protected the embankment from erosion, enhanced the parkland, replaced a derelict boat ramp, and calmed traffic.

Stillhouse Cove Park is managed by the Edgewood Waterfront Preservation Association (EWPA), a non-profit incorporated in 1996. EWPA has developed partnerships with agencies and organizations critical to the funding and installation of these great projects. Partners include: Save the Bay, the City of Cranston, DEM, CRMC, the US Natural Resource Conservation Service, the Narragansett Bay Commission and the Edgewood Garden Club.

2003                                                              2015

Improvements in a coastal zone are very expensive, require environmental permits, and have to be carefully managed. Projects are complicated and time-consuming. However, EWPA and its partners have been tenacious. The result? Note the following projects and milestones completed in the past fourteen years:


Coastal erosion project. Stone rip-rap was installed on about 1000 linear feet of the southern embankment, and the embankment to the north was cleared and planted with special “warm season” grasses, with root systems capable of holding the steep slope in place.


Salt marsh restoration project. The invasive phragmites grasses were cut away. The

streambed channels were dug out, removing accumulated sediment, and restoring infiltration of salt water critical to allowing native marshland ecology to recover.

Vortechnics catch basin unit installed, 2005


Installed “Vortechnics” catch basin units in the lawn area, capable of filtering out sand, metals and other contaminates before reaching the marsh.

Installed new sidewalks and granite curbing on Narragansett Boulevard.


Installed six memorial benches, for park patrons to enjoy.


Garden improvements installed by the Edgewood Garden Club

2009 ditching enhancements  /  Unsuccessful hydroseed project, 2009


Additional channels dug to control mosquitoes and increase salt water infiltration


Installed wooden fence at northern end of park


Recovery from Hurricane Sandy

Hurricane Sandy grant enabled stabilization of embankment


EWPA wins National Historic Register designation for Stillhouse Cove

EWPA wins Hurricane Sandy restoration grant for new erosion project

Water service installed at site, 2015

Water service and sprinklers installed on lawn area, which was regraded and reseeded as well.

Narragansett Boulevard traffic calming installed, including two speed tables and a new rotary at the intersection with Ocean Avenue.

New boat ramp installed.

Ten new gardens planted on site.

Annual Cove Clean Up, 2015

EWPA has ongoing initiatives and the annual Cove Clean Up every April. Pawtuxet neighbors who use or appreciate Stillhouse cove are encouraged to check out and sign up to become a member. Thanks for your support!

2019 Annual Meeting: Amazing Turnout. Fascinating Talk.

Phoebe Bean did not disappoint in presenting a fascinating talk on “Relics, Rebels and Rum” of Stillhouse Cove. Thanks all that attended, to our presenters, President Barbara Rubine, Secretary Susan Hartman, and Treasurer Piers Curry, and of course, Phoebe Bean!

2019 ANNUAL MEETING: October 2


At the Edgewood Yacht Club, 3 Shaw Avenue, Cranston

Wednesday, October 2, 2019. Doors open 6pm, Presentation begins at 6:30pm

Relics, Rebels & Rum: Stillhouse Cove Through the Ages

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