Holly Ewald, 2014 Environmental Achievement Award Winner

2014 Environmental Achievement Award

Holly Ewald

Holly Ewald was hired by The Rhode Island State Council on the Arts in 2007 to create better signage around Mashapaug Pond warning the public about pollution and health and safety hazards at the former Gorham Silver Manufacturing Company site. From her studies of the pond, Holly organized an annual celebration of the pond called the Mashapaug Pond Procession. Since 2008, it has grown to become the Urban Pond Procession, expanding the scope of the original event to include other urban ponds in the Pawtuxet River watershed. The UPP is a collaboration of artists, citizen volunteers, and educators working to promote stewardship of urban ponds in the Greater Providence area, and Holly works tirelessly to ensure its continued success.

*Please note:  Be sure to access the Johnson & Wales University Harborside Campus through the main entrance on Harborside Blvd. Your GPS may suggest taking Ernest Street to JWU’s Shipyard Street entrance, but that route requires a key card for entry.  

From Route I-95 North or South, take Exit 18 (Thurbers Avenue). Head downhill on Thurbers Avenue to US Route 1A (Allens Avenue). Turn right onto Allens Ave. Continue southbound on Allens Ave. into Cranston, where Allens Ave. becomes Narragansett Blvd. Turn left onto Harborside Blvd. at the traffic light by the Shell gas station. Follow Harborside Blvd. through the Johnson & Wales Harborside Campus. At the end of Harborside Blvd., turn right onto Save The Bay Drive. Save The Bay Drive becomes a circular, one-way roadway as you approach the Bay Center. Parking is available in four guest lots after you pass the main building. Enter the building through the main entrance.