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CSA REGISTRATION is OPEN for the 2011 season!

We are accepting registration online this season through Farmer Dave's website, with the option to pay with credit card. New this year, the Groundwork Share-a-Share™ Program is accepting donations and subsidizing shares for all of Farmer Dave's CSA pick-up locations. Please email Annahreff=> or call her at (978) 974-0770 for more information. To learn about more about the CSA program click here....

Glow Gala 2010 - A Huge Success!

Thank you for joining us in celebrating our successes in 2010 including securing funding to design and build the Spicket River Greenway, a growing partnership with Mass Audubon, winning an Orchard, launching the Summer Stewards youth program and expanding the Farmers Market Network. Stay tuned for photos from Glow!

Manchester Street Park Wins National Award!

The recently renovated Manchester Street Park, a 5-acre former incinerator site on the Spicket River in urban Lawrence, Massachusetts, has been recognized by the trade publication Brownfield Renewal with its 2010 Brownfield Renewal Award for Social Impact. The awards, determined by a distinguished panel of industry experts, are “presented to projects that represent the gold standard of development across three distinct industry spheres of influence,” according to the publication. Read more...

Orchard Planting a Success!

Thank you to all the volunteers who joined us on September 23. If you couldn't make it but want to visit the lot please stop on by, the corner of East Haverhill and Elm Streets. Read about the event and for more information contact Rose at 978.974.0770. Thank you to The Fruit Tree Foundation and Edy's Fruit Bars. Learn more about the Bodwell Orchard...

Thank you to all our Spicket River Cleanup Volunteers, Supporters and Sponsors!

Thanks to all our volunteers, supporters, and sponsors we had another successful Spicket River Cleanup. In our 9th year and with the water being so low we had record amounts of trash and metal retrieved from the river that in past years was not accessible. With 240 volunteers we were able to retrieve 5.43 tons of trash, over 200 tires and sorted out and recycled 4,600 lbs of metal out of the river and surrounding areas. We couldn't have done it without you.

Thank you to our sponsors: Enel, N.A., Lawrence General Hospital, Covanta Energy, Allied Waste, and Mainstream Global. Thank you to our supporters: Clock Tower Cafe, Wichit, Flametech Steels, Inc., and Heavenly Donuts

Commonwealth Invests in Lawrence with Multi-Million Dollar Gateway Initiative Grant to Fund River Revitalization

Groundwork Lawrence and the City of Lawrence have been awarded $2.6M from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts for its Spicket River Revitalization Project. The funds allow for the realization of a decade-long effort to build the Spicket River Greenway, which will link the new and existing parks along the River through the lowest-income areas of Lawrence. To learn more about this exciting news read our press release(pdf), as well as the Commonwealth's release(pdf).

Case Study focusing on GWL

We're pleased to announce the completion of a case study on our work in Lawrence with the support of The Trustees of Reservations and the Urban Land Protection Council. Download it here(pdf) or from our Press and Publications Page.

Cronin Park Improvements

Thank you to everyone who came to the Cronin Park Ribbon Cutting on June 17, especially all the students from the Tarbox School. Read more...

The 2010 CSA season is officially over!

Thanks to all of the CSA members who helped support this program and enjoyed fresh, local produce from Farmer Dave's Farm in Dracut. Together we were also able to donate 5717 pounds of fresh fruits and vegetables to Neighbors In Need.

ECF releases document highlighting smart-growth in Lawrence and Essex County

This collection of case studies by the Essex County Forum highlights and explores smart-growth principles through projects and programs throughout Essex County. The Lawrence case study (titled Block by Block: Parks, Homes and Commerce) highlights improvements in the city in public infrastructure in parks and affordable housing and private investment of business leaders. Read about GWL in the Lawrence report (pdf) here and find other case studies here.

Have you heard? GWL is on WCAP 980 AM weekly

Tuesdays at 9:20 AM Rose joins WCAP's Merrimack Happenings morning show to talk about what's going on at GWL and what's happening in Lawrence. You can listen live online or by tuning into AM 980. Check out WCAP!

Heather McMann is selected by the Irish Echo for it's 2010 Top 40 Under 40

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GWL on Flickr!

See Groundwork Lawrence photos on Flickr!

What else do you want to know?

Check out our Library for past GWL newsletters, project information and other program documents like our Alleyway LID Guide, Street Tree Survey and RGI Canal Feasibility Study. Or visit our Press and Publications Page to see what other folks are saying about us.

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