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.
Happy Holidays from the staff at Groundwork Lawrence!
The office will be closed from December 24th, 2012 to January 1st, 2013. Have a safe and happy holiday season!
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.
URBAN WILDLAND CLEAN UP
Presented by Groundwork Lawrence and The Essex County Greenbelt Association
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
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!
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.
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!
As Groundwork Lawrence's MassLIFT AmeriCorps member, I will be holding monthly service projects with Green Team to improve different environmental issues in Lawrence. During this month's event, we will clean up one of Lawrence's most beautiful trails, the Shawsheen River Trail, which is located behind the South Lawrence East School Complex. All are welcome, and we'd love for you to stop by! If any student needs community service hours, this is an excellent event to attend.
The cleanup will run this Saturday, 10/20, from 9am-12pm. We hope to see you there!