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Concord River Greenway Clean-up!

October 21, 2014

Thank you to members of Omicron Delta Kappa (ODK) National Honor Society for volunteering a day of service on the Concord River Greenway this past weekend!  Volunteers collected trashed, cut back ornamental grasses for the winter, and weeded an area of the walkway that hasn't been visited by other volunteer groups! We appreciate their hard work and enthusiasm in helping us get the park ready for winter! You made a huge impact and we couldn't do it with out you!

Looking for a volunteer opportunity for your group? Contact us at info(at)lowelllandtrust.org for more details.

Fall visit to Hawk Valley Farm

October 20, 2014

Last week, the Trust and the Trustees of Reservations visited Hawk Valley Farm, a unique five acre conservation, land for an annual monitoring visit. Recently Hawk Valley Farm celebrated five years of being permanently protected with a conservation restriction, co-held by the Trust and The Trustees of Reservations.  Staff traversed trails and documented changes on the landscape that are consistent with the conservation values of the property.

Congresswoman Niki Tsongas visits Lowell Leaders in Stewardship

October 14, 2014

Yesterday, students in the Lowell Leaders in Stewardship at the Shaughnessy Elementary School program were visited by Congresswoman Niki Tsongas.  Over the summer, students collaborated and developed a service learning project focused on wetland ecosystems near the school. Business leaders, city staff, UMass Lowell professors, and community activitists visited students in the classroom and in the field to explore the habitats found at East Pond and to learn about the community issues in the neighborhood.  Students decided to raise awareness of the pond and its important ecological value by creating brochures and presenting their findings to the city council. Congresswoman Tsongas heard about the important work completed by the students and answered questions.

Lowell Leaders in Stewardship - in ACTION!

Video Feature - Fall 2014

   Students in the Lowell Leaders in Stewardship (held in partnership with LP&CT, Mass Audubon, and the Lowell Public Schools) were invited to speak at the Land Trust Alliance National Conference in September.  Students spoke about how the program affected their lives, helped them build confidence, and how they learned about the important natural resources in the city of Lowell.  They stole the show to receive a standing ovation from 80 attendees! Enjoy this video of highlights from their presentation -  we hope you are inspired by these incredible young people!  A special thank you to the Land Trust Alliance for making this event possible!

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