Partner Blog: GWUSA Seeks Applicants for Executive Director Position

GWUSA is looking for applications from qualified candidates for the position of Executive Director. Details about how to apply and the position opening are contained here: 2013 GWUSA ED JOB DESC.

Applications are due by June 30, 2013.

If you have questions about the position or the application process, please email: executivedirector @

A chilly morning sampling the Spicket River

Just over a week ago, a small group of hardy volunteers braved the cold, wet weather to be a part of our very first day testing the water quality of the Spicket River. We met in the parking lot outside Groundwork’s office shortly after 6 am. With temperatures barely reaching into the 40s, and light rain beginning to pick up, it wasn’t exactly an ideal morning to be outside. In spite of the weather, we soldiered on, armed with our swing-sample poles, sample bottles, high tech YSI Multi-Meter, and coolers.

Learn more about the urban wildlife of Den Rock Park and Lawrence's Little Urban Green Spaces - TOMORROW!!

You can find birds, well, just about anywhere. You see them every day, on the street, outside your school, your office, your home. But how often do you really notice them? How many can you name? Dozens of bird species live and breed here in Lawrence, right under our noses.

John Raser Guest Post: A sensible transportation system would make exercising easier

by: John Raser

I’m a family doctor in Lawrence. Like my colleagues around this country, I spend much of my effort caring for people with obesity-related chronic illnesses: Type 2 diabetes, hypertension, coronary heart disease. Partnering with patients to control these disorders is important and rewarding work, and I feel fortunate to be able to help. Yet I can’t shake the frustration of knowing all the pain, the disability, and the costs to individuals and to our economy related to these illnesses are almost entirely preventable.

Exploring Urban Water Quality with The Green Jobs Crew

Technically, it has been spring here in Lawrence for a few weeks, but it is FINALLY beginning to feel like it. Birds are beginning to sing, and some early migrants are returning from a winter spent further south. Along with the warmer weather comes a new season of outdoor events and service opportunities with Groundwork Lawrence!

Facella Lot Community Meeting: Picking the Perfect Park

On Saturday April 13th Groundwork Lawrence will be hosting a community "charrette", a group meeting to discuss ideas for the design of a new pocket park. The Facella Lot is a 7,400 square foot vacant lot located along the Spicket River at the corner of Brook Street and Newbury Street. The newly reconstructed East Haverhill Street Bridge, and the gently flowing Spicket River provide a beautiful backdrop to this pocket sized future park. We want to hear what kind of park you think will best serve the People of Lawrence.

Earth Day: Waivers, Trucks & Site Captains

Don't forget to fill out your waivers ahead of time for Earth Day, Comcast Cares Day on Saturday April 27, 8am-1pm. Volunteers with trucks are needed to participate during the event. Also, we are still recruiting site captains. To signup or for more information email Rosahref> or by phone at 978-974-0770 x 7001.

Get your waiver here!

Volunteer Waivers - English