The Blackstone River begins it's journey from Central Massachusetts to Providence Rhode Island here, under Route 146. It's relationship with the human environment has been challenging, to say the least. It sits amid a major rail line, under a super highway, in an urban and very polluted context. It was once named the hardest working river in the U.S. and subsequently the most polluted. This film was made along the Blackstone River Bikeway, part of a much larger effort to make the River a recreational resource.