Don't Forget! Urban Wild Clean-up This Saturday January 12th.

A friendly reminder that we will be hosting a habitat stewardship/clean-up event this Saturday January 12th from 9:30 am - 12 pm. Parking is available in the Union Crossings parking lot. Gloves, tools, and garbage bags will be provided, as well as coffee and donuts!

Groundwork Lawrence and the Greenbelt Association will also be holding an educational urban birdwatching event at the cleanup site as part of Greenbelt’s Earth Month activities in April 2013, so come help cleanup the habitat for Lawrence's urban birds.

Root Cause Selects Groundwork Lawrence as a 2013 Social Innovator!

This December, Root Cause’s Social Innovation Forum selected Groundwork Lawrence as one of five innovative, results-oriented organizations in Greater Boston to receive more than $115,000 in cash and capacity-building services from Root Cause and its partners! GWL was named the 2013 Healthy LifeStyles Social Innovator for promoting healthy behaviors in our community projects. At Groundwork, we are very grateful for the recognition, as well as the generous awards that come with it.

Canal Real Estate Development in Lawrence's North Canal District

The City of Lawrence and the Urban Land Institute are organizing a
Technical Assistance Panel to convene the finest expertise in the real
estate, planning and development fields to investigate the challenges
and opportunities associated with the adaptive re-use of the historic
Mills along the North Canal.

Please join us for the Panel’s presentation of their preliminary
findings at 6:00 PM on Tuesday, December 4, 2012 at the Everett Mills.
The panel will provide insight into the main factors driving high

Spicket River Greenway Photos of the Week - November 19-23

Last week on Veterans Day, as Lawrence residents were remembering and celebrating the brave men and women whom have served our country, bright blue skies and unseasonably warm temperatures made for a perfect day to get outside and explore. Laura went for a walk along the Greenway and shared some of her photos with us. Red and yellow leaves hanging over the river, and a shot of a large American Crow showcase late fall in Lawrence!

Bird Watching with the Green Team


Last week Groundwork Lawrence’s Green Team began a new project documenting some of the many bird species living in Lawrence’s largest urban wild, Den Rock Park. Our project began at GWL’s headquarters where the Green Team members learned about bird conservation, bird migration, and bird identification. We even had real live (well, they were alive at some point) museum specimens to get a closer look at perspective of some of Lawrence’s bird species.

Spicket River Greenway Photo of the Day - We Need Your Help!

Every week we want to post a new Spicket River Greenway Photo of the Week, and with so much happening all the time on and around the Greenway we need your help to capture it all! Next time you head out for a walk on the Greenway bring your camera or your smart-phone and keep your eyes peeled for anything interesting. It could be pictures of birds and squirrels, to kids playing, or skateboarders at the Misserville Skate Park. If something catches your eye take a picture, send it to us and it could end up being the next Spicket River Greenway Photo of the Week!