SDG In The News: Blackstone Parks Conservancy

The February 2018 issue of East Side Monthly featured a column about the Blackstone Parks Conservancy and their efforts to expand and improve the active stretch of urban forest along Blackstone Boulevard in Providence.  As chair of the committee, Colgate Searle has been contributing landscape architecture work to this initiative pro bono, and is quoted in the East Side Monthly column.  So far, his work has involved assessing the conditions of the trees along Blackstone Boulevard to establish best planting practices in the face of the changing climate (plant hardiness zones are beginning to shift across the U.S.) as well as assess the path design and current conditions to work towards increasing the safety and quality of transportation for pedestrians, bicyclists, and drivers alike.