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    Our rivers, trails, and parks in unexpected ways

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LP&CT Spotlight

Eco-Film: All the Time in the World

Amidst the stress of our fast-paced, technology-ridden world, one family makes a bold decision to go “off the grid.” For nine months, two parents quit their jobs and take their three children, ages 10, 8 and 4, to live in a cabin in the Yukon wilderness. With no access to roads, running water, electricity, internet, phones, TV, clocks or watches …

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L-R: student Rithany Kheam, LP&CT Member Amanda O'Hearn, parent Stella, student Angeline Castillo, student Sarah Silva

Congratulations to the Class of 2017!

TREES Students Graduate LHS We’re so proud of the five LLIS seniors who have graduated from Lowell High School this June!  Angeline Castillo,…

River Stewardship Awards Ceremony 2017

TREES Wins River Stewardship Award

LLIS Students Honored for Watershed-Focused Conference Every year, the Sudbury-Assabet-Concord River Stewardship Council awards local groups and individuals for their work “to protect…

LLIS Students with Representative Rady Mom before receiving the Secretary's Award for Excellence at the State House.

LLIS Goes to the State House

On Monday, May 8, students from our Lowell Leaders in Stewardship (LLIS) were honored at the Massachusetts State House for their environmental service work. …

A sign honoring the Spalding House's first role as the Moses Davis Inn (photo courtesy of Barbara Poole)

Restoring the Past

We’re updating the Spalding House this spring—thanks to Christmas trees. It might be May, but the Methuen Festival of Trees (FOT) powers historic preservation projects…

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Constructed by Constellation volunteers in December 2016

A Vernal View

Back in December, our tireless volunteer crew from the Lowell office of Constellation, an Exelon Company constructed an observation platform on our West…

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Cummings Foundation $100K for 100

The Lowell Parks & Conservation Trust (LP&CT) has been selected as one of 100 local nonprofits to receive grants of $100,000 each through…

Lowell High School's First Environmental Youth Conference, March 2017

Lowell High School Youth Environmental Conference

Our oldest Lowell Leaders in Stewardship group, TREES, have been busy planning the first-ever Lowell High School…

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Fish Monitoring Volunteers Needed

During the spring of 2017, we’re expecting a large run of river herring! We need you to help us count the fish, both…

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A Visit with the Congresswoman

Lowell Leaders in Stewardship “Environmental Adventures” students met with Congresswoman Tsongas and Head of School Brian Martin in…

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Corporate volunteers from Constellation, an Exelon Company, constructing a viewing platform.

Constellation Hammers It

Thanks to volunteers from Constellation, an Exelon Company, for building a viewing platform for students overlooking …

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Bald Eagle on the Merrimack

Spotted near the Merrimack River, off Pawtucket Boulevard, Jan 7, 2017.

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Annual Meeting 2016 – Restoration of Bunker Hill Roll of Honor

Did you know that when the Battle of Bunker Hill happened, that Lowell did not exist?

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Climate Change Education

Do you care about Climate Change? Check out how youth in Lowell are making an impact…


The Path To Leadership in Lowell

Our very own Bora Poun was recently featured in the summer issue of Mass Audubon’s Connections newsletter!  Check out the article about his…


Students Awarded Mass Cultural Council Grant

The TREES  group (Teens Representing Environmental Excellency and Stewardship) at Lowell High School has recently been awarded an Amplify Youth Voices Grant from…

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The Nature of Hope

Lowell Leaders in Stewardship were featured in an article in the national Land Trust Alliance’s Saving Land magazine. The students were also featured…

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I soon learned that their mission goes beyond just saving open space… The Lowell Parks and Conservation Trust truly does a lot with a little!

- Anonymous, volunteer (January, 2016)

Lives changed: Be inspired by these teens speaking about the impact of community conservation on their lives.

Experience a unique adventure right in your backyard! Award-winning rafting through three sets of rapids (Class III & IV) and historic locks.

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