Recently taken pictures of construction along the Spicket River Greenway have uploaded on Groundwork Lawrence Flickr! Photos were taken along Steven's Pond/Manchester Street Park, Malden Mill, Kennedy Park/Central Catholic, DPW Yard and Immigrant Place. To see these photos, Click here
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.
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.
Saturday September 24, 2011, 8:00 - 1:00
Join us at Manchester St. Park to kick-off and end the day's activities. Registration starts at 8:00 and by 9:00 AM you'll be at one of many sites along the river! Come back at noon for a free volunteer appreciation BBQ. For more information or to learn how your business or group can participate in or sponsor this year's Spicket River Cleanup please email Rosahref=> or call (978) 974-0770
GWL is hiring new Green Team members - a part-time, year round paid position for Lawrence residents ages 14-18. Please visit our Job Openings page to read the job description and download an application. All applications must be submitted to Anna Rickards by 5pm on Friday, Sept 9th. For a little inspiration check out the documentary Green Team made about the work they do in Lawrence.
Please join us for MA Farmers Market Week at one of Lawrence's two Farmers Markets:
- Wednesday from 9am-4pm on Appleton Way between the Court House and City Hall
- Saturday from 10am-2pm on the corner of Lawrence and Park Streets in the GLFHC Park St. Clinic's Parking Lot
Dana-Farber teams up with Lawrence youth in city-wide project to understand the health of their community
Lawrence High School and Northern Essex Community College to offer unique research experience to students
The Groundwork Lawrence Green Team is hosting a park clean up at the Riverside Park, in South Lawrence - Friday, Aug 12 (tomorrow). As a group of ten high school student we strive to make a difference in Lawrence and would love for you to join us in our efforts to improve our city
We will have games, food and so much more!!
The clean up will be from 1:30-3:30
Come be the change you want to see in Lawrence!
Please join us to celebrate the ribbon cutting for the Community Gardens!
August 16 at 10:00 AM at the corner of Spruce and Myrtle (Lawrence, MA...in case you were wondering!)
See you there