Corridor Boundary Study
The original Heritage Corridor, as established by Congress in 1986, consisted of twenty communities. That boundary was expanded to its current size of twenty-four communities in 1996. Now, over a decade later, the Commission is undertaking this study to determine if new communities need to be added to Heritage Corridor, in order to protect the critical resources that are integral to the national significance of this region.
To this end, the Corridor Commission is inviting communities within the Blackstone River watershed that are not within the Heritage Corridor to submit a proposal demonstrating their qualifications for admission.
Community leaders who are interested in joining this process are invited to download a copy of the Boundary Study Application Package below, as well as the links to other supporting materials which could help in the preparation of the application.
For more information, please contact Ranger Kevin Klyberg at the Commission office at (401) 762-0250 or e-mail us.
Boundary Study Application package
Cultural Heritage and Land Management Plan
Map of Blackstone Watershed 1
Map of Blackstone Watershed 2 (11x17)
Criteria For Parklands
Did You Know?
Children as young as age six were hired to work in the textile mills of the Blackstone River Valley. These adolescent workers were employed by the Lonsdale Company, c. 1912. Photos such as this helped lead to the passage of child labor laws.