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Save The Providence Waterfront!

$13,440 of $15,000 goal

Raised by 76 people in 8 months
We are Friends of India Point Park, and we need to raise $15,000 by the end of May to help pay for our legal case to bury the power lines on the Providence-East Providence waterfront.

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Burying these lines on the Providence-East Providence waterfront will benefit Rhode Island for generations to come: residents and visitors alike will enjoy the natural beauty of our waterfront parks at the Head of the Bay unspoiled by the blight of high-voltage overhead wires. And burying them will provide multiple long-term benefits by increasing tourism, economic development, property values, and the tax bases of both cities, as other cities and states have found.

Although political leaders and multiple civic groups and government agencies support burying these lines, National Grid has consistently sought to undermine the burial project, even while professing to support it. Recently, the State Energy Facility Siting Board, siding with National Grid, decided to leave these lines overhead.

The Board’s decision would leave the overhead wires highly visible from the heavily traveled I-195 gateway to the City, obstructing water views on the land between the Providence and Seekonk Rivers along the length of India Point Park.

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Friends of India Point Park, has joined the City of Providence in asking the Rhode Island Supreme Court to overturn the Board’s decision. Our appeal is the essential next step to stop the Board from allowing National Grid to replace 100-year-old electrical towers with new ones, which would dominate our waterfront for another century

We will be extremely grateful for your tax-deductible contribution to help us keep up the fight.

Imagine our waterfront parks at India Point, Bold Point, and the linear park bridge over the Seekonk. With stunning water views. Without power lines and towers. And then take action. Please join our fight with your contribution. It’s now or never.

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Thank you so much for contributing to our appeal to the RI Supreme Court, which the City of Providence has filed jointly with Friends of India Point Park (FIPP), the Hilton Garden Inn, and the RI Seafood Festival. Your electronic donations and checks have raised $15,610! In two and a half months, your 84 donations, averaging $185 each, exceeded the $15,000 goal of our Go Fund Me campaign.

Thanks to you, our appeal is proceeding with additional documents being filed this summer.
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Our generous supporters have donated $11,900, as of May 19th, including donations by check. Please help us by donating today, so we can reach of our goal of raising $15,000 by the end of May to support our legal appeal to bury the waterfront power lines . Thank you!
Power lines overshadow ferry landing.
Burial supporters at state Board hearing
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THANK YOU to the 20 people who have donated $3,000 -- 20% of our goal -- in a little over two weeks, with donations averaging $155 per person!

After the Siting Board ruled against us, as expected, on April 18th, Channel 10 reported in the video below that the RI Supreme Court is our last hope to get the power lines buried. Please donate today to help us make our case. Any amount will help!
Thank you, Channel 10, for your coverage
Bury the lines at Prov. ferry landing!
Supporters at April Board hearing .
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$13,440 of $15,000 goal

Raised by 76 people in 8 months
Funds raised will benefit:
Friends of India Point Park
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Providence, RI
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