S.A.L.S.A. health and fitness festival set for Saturday

Posted: Thursday, June 5, 2014 12:05 am

The Eagle-Tribune

LAWRENCE — Pemberton Park will be the site of the first S.A.L.S.A. Festival on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

S.A.L.S.A.—which stands for Supporting Active LifeStyles for All—will offer games, kite making and flying, a bike clinic and safety, BMX demos, trolley rides, volleyball, Zumba, an obstacle course, sack races, healthy snacks, door prizes, and more.

Six Mass. Nonprofits Get $122K for Urban Farming Initiatives

March 18, 2014 — Six nonprofits across Massachusetts recently were awarded $122,623 in state grants for urban farm pilot projects, one of the nation’s first state-funded urban farming initiatives aimed at helping more cities growth their own food.

The Urban Agricultural Program grants, administered by the Department of Agricultural Resources (DAR), is designed to build community partnerships, increase access to fresh, nutritious food for urban residents at risk for diet-related chronic diseases, and promote viable farming methods and local initiatives that other cities can replicate.

Green Roof Installed by ETTP Students at Manchester Street Park

We are happy to announce that the Green Roof on the shed at Manchester St. Park has been planted!

Cycle Two and Three (Cycle 3 pictured here) of the Environmental Technical Training Program (ETTP) at Groundwork Lawrence took on the task of completing the installation of the "Green Roof" using their OSHA 10 and Fall Protection Training, in addition to other skills they have acquired during the 5-week full-time program!

Public Meeting: Ferrous Site


Date and Time

Thursday, August 21st at 6:00 PM
60 Island Street, 1st Floor East Wing, Lawrence, MA

(Parking available at 50 Island Street)

Please join a community discussion about the design for a new park in the heart of Lawrence's Mill District at the confluence of the Spicket and Merrimack Rivers. Food will be provided.

Ferrous Site


The park at the Ferrous site is the newest park along the Spicket River Greenway. It is located in the heart of Lawrence's Mill District at the confluence of the Spicket and Merrimack Rivers. This is a $2.75 million project and the park is designed for passive recreation, educational/interpretive programs, and events. It is a model for urban ecological restoration. Increasing the quality of the riverfront habitat and using landform as art were priorities in the design.

An Ecology Lesson at the Ferrous Site

NECN's Matt Noyes Has A Lesson In Urban Ecology in Lawrence, MA at Comcast Cares Day 2016 from XFINITY Get Local On Demand on Vimeo.

Environmental Technical Training Program

Environmental Technical Training Program (ETTP): Turning Lawrence's Environmental Challenges into Educational & Career Opportunities

Graduates First Class, Second Currently in Session, Third Now Open for Enrollment


A growing partnership between the Merrimack Valley Workforce Investment Board (MVWIB) and Groundwork Lawrence (GWL) is turning Lawrence’s environmental challenges into opportunities!

"By making an investment in the city, he made an investment in me."

"By making an investment in the city, he made an investment in me." Green Team member Rosa makes memorable speech on 4/30.

Last Wednesday, one of our High School students on the Green Team, Rosa Diaz, had the opportunity to make a speech in front of a room of state and local leaders and introduce Governor Patrick. Her speech was mas magnificent and the energy in the room after her remarks was tangible. We are so proud of Rosa and all of our students on the Green Team and are continually impressed with the way they represent themselves, Lawrence, and Groundwork.