PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) _ The first phase of an effort to restore water quality in 100 acres of ponds at Roger Williams Park in Providence is now complete.
Mayor Angel Taveras will be joined on Tuesday by representatives from the Narragansett Bay Estuary Program and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to announce the end of the first phase of pond restoration work at the park.
The $400,000 in improvements include the construction of five major storm water treatment areas, removal of paved surfaces and construction of a new walking path. Fifty volunteers also planted more than 3,000 native plants to help reduce water pollution and restore eroded shorelines.
The mayor's office calls the project a significant step in the city's management of storm water.