Earth Day, Comcast Cares Day scheduled for Saturday April 21, 2012!

Join GWL, the Green Team, Comcast, the City of Lawrence, Mayor's Health Task Force, and many more partner's in this year of cleaning up and beautification of our city of Lawrence. Last year we had 845 volunteers accross over 20 sites city wide. Help us reach our goal of 1,000 this year!
You can participate individually or as group. If your group has an specific beautification project in mind for your neighborhood and you would like to lead the project, we will love to hear from you.

SPECIAL Thank You to MAGID for the Glove Donation!!!

Groundwork Lawrence would like to extend a special thank you to Magid for the glove donation we received this summer. Magid graciously donated garden gloves which our Schoolyard Gardeners at Leonard and South Lawrence East Middle Schools are using this fall to plant, harvest, and clean up our gardens, and plastic gloves which our Urban Adventures youth used to do cooking lessons this summer in our Learning Kitchen. Check out their products at

North Canal Cleanup Has Begun!

The cleanup of the North Canal has already begun! Rocky Morrison and his crew were recently seen picking up trash, metal and recyclables from the canal and along its banks. To see pictures of Rocky and his crew, click here! This is a preview of the North Canal Cleanup that will be held on Thursday October 20 from 10am-2pm. Participants will have the opportunity to ride in boats and also kayak or canoe down the canal while picking up trash and recyclables.

Call for Glow Gala 2011 Eco-Art!

Call for Eco-Art celebrating GWL’s 10th Year

For Groundwork Lawrence’s Annual Glow Gala and Fundraiser
November 17, 2011, 6:00 – 10:00 PM

What is eco-art?

  • It incorporates at least one of the “4 R’s” (Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, Repair).
  • It promotes environmental awareness.
  • It educates others about environmental injustice and/or conveys a vision for addressing it.
  • It is comprised of environmentally-friendly materials.

Lawrence's New Community Gardens

The number of community gardeners participating in the community garden network doubled this summer. Groundwork Lawrence, working in partnership with the City of Lawrence, converted five vacant publicly owned lots into space for growing fruits and vegetables. The lots were previously dumping grounds for trash or overrun with invasive plants like Japanese Knotweed, but now they are sources of pride for the neighborhoods -- often inspiring landowners to make improvements to their own properties.

Spicket River Cleanup Site Captain Orientation

Groundwork Lawrence is recruiting site captains for our 10th Annual Spicket River Cleanup. Site captains will be responsible for coordinatiing and overseeing volunterr activities at one of the cleanup sites along the Spicket River.Site captains have to be at the main site on Manchester St Park by 7:00am on Saturday Sept. 24. Orientation for site captains will be held on 2 different days, Tuesday September 20th from 5:30-6:30pm & Thrusday September 22nd from 12:00-1:00pm. You only need to attend one of the orientations.