Rafting season starts April 4th!

February 10, 2017

Spring is here! Whitewater rafting on the Concord River starts on April 1st! Make your reservations today!  Our rafting experience offers thrilling rafting adventures close to home, where you'll see & learn about history & nature and experience Class III & IV rapids. Our trips run on weekends during April & May. Learn more here!

LP&CT receives Cummings Foundation $100K for 100 grant!

May 18, 2015

The Lowell Parks & Conservation Trust is proud to be the recipient of a Cummings Foundation $100K for 100 grant.  This four year grant will provide critical support as we grow our organization and support our expanded environmental education programs. We thank the Cummings Foundation for this level of commitment and confidence in the quality of our work. 

Exciting News for Lowell's Fourth-Graders!

Partnership with Lowell National Historical Park: Field Trip Grant Recipient!

LP&CT Celebrates Arbor Day

April 23, 2015

Thanks to Habitat for Humanity, Mayor Elliott, and the Lowell Leaders in Stewardship who helped the Trust celebrate Earth Day and Arbor day by planting a tree at new Habitat for Humanity home in the Acre! LPCT donated the tree through funds provided by the City of Lowell’s Community Development Block Grant Program.

Lowell is designated as a Tree City USA; LPCT partners with the City of Lowell to plant 100-150 trees per year throughout the city. The Tree City USA® program, sponsored by the Arbor Day Foundation in cooperation with the USDA Forest Service and the National Association of State Foresters, provides direction, technical assistance, public attention, and national recognition for urban and community forestry programs in thousands of towns and cities across America.  

Boston Globe GRANT

February 26, 2015

Boston Globe & Trust Supporters: Have you received your silver envelope


Help the Lowell Parks & Conservation Trust get free advertising in the Boston Globe! Learn more about Boston Globe's GRANT (Globe Readers and Nonprofits Together). 


The Boston Globe subscribers can show their support for the Lowell Parks & Conservation Trust by following these simple steps:

  • Watch for a silver envelope from the Boston Globe GRANT program in your mailbox.
  • Pull out the "check" for $50 or $100.  
  • Fill out the voucher (photo left). Where it asks for the Name of the Certified 501(c)(3) please write in:  Lowell Parks & Conservation Trust; 660 Suffolk St., Suite 120; Lowell, MA 01854
  • Send it back to the Globe in the postage paid envelope.
  • OR redeem your voucher online by clicking here.

LPCT featured in Lowell Sun

February 4, 2015

Recently the Trust explored Hawk Valley Farm with the Lowell Sun. Check out this great article celebrating 25 years since our founding. Read the article here.

LPCT Volunteers featured in new e-book

January 29, 2015

As the Trust celebrates 25 years since our founding, we appreciate the hard working volunteers who help us work towards our mission.  We thank our land stewards, lock tenders, and corporate and non-profit partners who help us managae our properties!  Just because it's winter doesn't mean we don't need extra eyes and ears out and about either! Contact us if you would like to learn more!

Recently, Trust volunteers were featured in a new e-book, Being Where You Are: How Environmental Volunteers Impact Their Community and the Planet Every Day.

Trust Celebrates 25 years!

January 22, 2015

In 2015, the Trust celebrates its 25th Anniversary of connecting people to the landscape - in all seasons. We could not achieve this milestone without our members, volunteers, and partners who make this work possible.

As we look back on the successes that we have had since our founding in 1990, we also look forward to connecting with you several new ways this year.  Make sure to look for 25 signature events throughout the year, but there are many smaller ways to connect with us as well.

Wildlife Tracks at Hawk Valley Farm

January 15, 2015

    Can you identify these tracks?  (Answers below)  Today, Trust staff went out on an early morning exploration at Hawk Valley Farm.  The conditions were perfect to see how many animals were out and about on this property.  Many of the animals left perfect impressions before the ice froze.  If you are looking for a close-to-home adventure and want to experience the winter landscape, check out Hawk Valley Farm!

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