Congresswoman Niki Tsongas reintroduces bipartisan Groundwork USA legislation

Please join Congresswoman Niki Tsongas and Heather McMann of Groundwork Lawrence on Tuesday, May 17 at 11:00 AM at Manchester Street Park, behind the La Fruteria on 75 Manchester Street, Lawrence, for an announcement on the introduction of the Groundwork USA Trust Act of 2011.

Congresswoman Niki Tsongas first introduced the Groundwork USA legislation in 2010, in an effort to support urban communities turn blighted environments and brownfields sites into public parks or other usable green spaces. Congresswoman Tsongas just reintroduced this bipartisan bill to support the strengthening of the existing Groundwork USA (GWUSA) network, which provides federal funding to local communities and nonprofit organizations to "change places, change lives" in Lawrence and similar communities.

The idea for the legislation was developed with Groundwork Lawrence, a nonprofit organization in Lawrence which has had several projects funded through the program, including the construction of community gardens, riverfront trails, and playgrounds.

What: Announcement on the Groundwork USA Trust Act of 2011
Who: Congresswoman Niki Tsongas; Groundwork Lawrence Executive Director, Heather McMann
When: Tuesday, May 17, 11:00 AM
Where: Manchester Street Park, behind La Fruteria, 75 Manchester Street, Lawrence, MA

For more information or to RSVP, please contact: Rose Gonzalez 978.974.0770 x2