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Help Monitor the Health of the Spicket River!

Did You Know?
~ The Spicket River runs for nearly 15 miles from Southern New Hampshire to the Merrimack River in Lawrence.
~The Spicket was once home to thousands of fish that migrated to and from the Atlantic Ocean every year!
~The Spicket River has played an important role in shaping Lawrence's cultural and natural heritage.
~YOU can help us learn even more about the Spicket!
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The Great Backyard Bird Count

This Weekend, February 15th - 18th is the annual Great Backyard Bird Count! What is the Great Backyard Bird Count? Well, read on to find out.

What is it?

The Great Backyard Bird Count (GBBC) is an annual 4-day long citizen science project that engages bird watchers of all ages in counting birds to create a real-time snapshot of where the birds are.

Why Count the Birds?

Thank You! - Volunteers Help Kick-off a Strong Start to 2013.

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In spite of the cold, wet, and snowy weather typical of New England in winter, community members from in and around Lawrence have come together twice in the last few weeks to clean and maintain several of Lawrence's parks and greenspaces. I want to personally extend a BIG thank you to everyone who came and helped out the last two weekends.

National Day of Service at Groundwork Lawrence

In honor of the great leader and servant Martin Luther King Jr., this Saturday January 19th is The National Day of Service . Groundwork Lawrence will be hosting a day of service, with several different clean up opportunities throughout the city, including graffiti removal at parks and playgrounds. We will meet at GWL's office at 60 Island Street for coffee at 9:30 am before heading out to serve. The event will end around 12:00 pm.

MSGA Guest Blog Post: Funding Transportation

Please read on for a guest blog post by our partners at MSGA, the Massachesusetts Smart Growth Alliance:

Massachusetts is falling behind. While roads and bridges across the Commonwealth are falling apart and public transportation continues to deteriorate, other states are investing in a stronger economic future and better quality of life.Yesterday, Governor Patrick outlined the choices state legislators must grapple with to keep Massachusetts competitive.

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.