Your Opinion is Vital!

Can you give us a few minutes of your time to respond to this important survey? The Board of Directors of the non-profit Blackstone River Valley National Heritage Corridor, Inc. invites you to give us feedback on how best to steward the two-state, 25 community region’s natural, recreational, and historic resources into the future. The Corridor extends from Worcester, Massachusetts to Providence, Rhode Island, and the Blackstone River flows from Worcester all the way to Narragansett Bay. The nationally significant Blackstone Valley has a proud past as “the Birthplace of America’s Industrial Revolution.” Your input is important in helping to guide our region in the next ten years and beyond. Your comments and suggestions will help us to re-envision how collective change can happen based on the values and priorities of those who work, live, and play here in the Heritage Corridor. We’d like to know what you think about some of these key issues.

Your answers will be anonymous. However, if you would like to be eligible to participate in a post-survey drawing, please include your email at the end so that we can make sure that you’re included.

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* 1. How familiar are you with the Blackstone River Valley National Heritage Corridor?

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* 2. Do you currently live in one of the following Massachusetts Corridor Communities? (If you live in a Rhode Island Corridor Community, please skip to question 3).

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* 3. Do you currently live in one of the following Rhode Island Corridor Communities? (If you live in a Massachusetts Corridor Community, please skip to question 4).

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* 4. If you do not live in the region, how often do you travel here?

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* 5. Why do you come to this region? Select all that apply.

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* 6. What activities do you enjoy most? Select all that apply.

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* 7. What would you like to see more of in the Corridor? Please rank from most needed (1) to least needed (10).

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* 8. Prior to the COVID-19 Pandemic, how often have you visited the following Heritage Centers?

  Weekly Monthly Every Few Months Yearly Every Few Years Never Visited
Worcester, MA: Blackstone River Valley Heritage Center
Pawtucket, RI: Blackstone Valley Heritage Center
Lincoln, RI: Captain Wilbur Kelly House Transportation Museum
Woonsocket, RI: Museum of Work & Culture
Uxbridge, MA: River Bend Farm Visitor Center (Blackstone River and Canal Heritage State Park)
Providence, RI: Roger Williams National Memorial

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* 9. Historical and Societal Significance: This section will help us identify how important the following goals are regarding historical and societal features in the 25-community Blackstone River Valley National Heritage Corridor region (Worcester, MA to Providence, RI). Please rank what you think best describes each statement below.

  Very Important Important Not Important Unsure
Preserve the history of the communities within the Blackstone Valley
Celebrate the Blackstone Valley's role as "Birthplace of America's Industrial Revolution
Tell the Valley's story to residents and visitors
Support the National Historical Park
Support historic museums/sites in my town
Support local historical societies
Offer webinars about the Blackstone Valley
Support the Heritage Centers in Pawtucket, Woonsocket, Uxbridge, and Worcester
Develop school trips in the Corridor
Develop better signage for historic sites
Improve social media about the Valley
Establish regular Park Ranger-guided walking Tours of the Valley's Mill Villages
Assign Park Rangers or Volunteers to Nodes of the National Historical Park at Slater Mill, Kelly House, Little Red Shop, and Whitin Mill for set times
Develop training program for volunteers
Identify cultural and historic sites and villages with appropriate signage
Promote Tourism in the Valley

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* 10. Environmental and Recreation Significance: This section will help us identify how important the following goals are regarding environmental and recreation features in the 25-community Blackstone River Valley National Heritage Corridor region (Worcester, MA to Providence, RI). Please rank what you think best describes each statement below.

  Very Important Important Not Important Unsure
Restore the Blackstone River to be suitable for swimming
Re-introduce Alewife, Herring, and Shad to the Blackstone River
Support watershed associations
Complete the Valley Bikeway/Greenway
Preserve key features of the Blackstone Canal
Improve state and local parks
Promote canoe/kayak trips along the Blackstone
Build fish ladders along the Blackstone
Develop river walks along area rivers
Support a Watershed Coordinator to support the work of local watershed advocates/associations
Create a Plan for Cooperative Watershed Fundraising
Establish a program for local businesses, civic clubs, churches to adopt portions of the Blackstone, Mill, West, Mumford, and Branch rivers, the Bikeway/Greenway, and the Blackstone Canal to help keep clean
Focus volunteer water quality monitoring to better influence remedial action
Organize Annual River and Valley clean ups
Dredge the Pawtucket and Seekonk Rivers for safe navigation
Install signs identifying rivers and streams at roadway crossings
Develop mobile apps for Valley driving/walking tours

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* 11. Do you have any interest in volunteering with the National Heritage Corridor and/or the National Historical Park in the Volunteers-In-Parks program?

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* 12. If you are interested in volunteering, please select your area(s) of interest.

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* 13. Would you like to provide any additional comments or feedback, or is there anything else you would like to know about the Heritage Corridor?

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* 14. If you want to be entered into the prize drawing, please provide your email address:

Thank you for participating in the Blackstone Heritage Corridor Public Survey! Your feedback will be utilized in the re-envisioning of the Corridor's values and priorities. To learn more about the Corridor, please visit our website at: https://blackstoneheritagecorridor.org/.

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