Tree Planting with Middlesex Students and Habitat for Humanity

Categories: Environmental Educ., News

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Start Time: 9:00 AM

Location: Franklin Street, Lowell MA 01854

The Trust is pleased to have partnered with Habitat for Humanity to plant nine trees at Franklin Park.

Habitat for Humanity of Greater Lowell has taken the lead in transforming a once vacant lot into a new green space for Lowell’s Acre neighborhood. The Trust provided the trees and guidance to a dozen students from the Middlesex School during their community service day, Monday, September 25th 2017. We were pleased to work with such a hard working group who despite the blazing heat were full of energy while planting nine new trees!

When you think of Habitat for Humanity, you may just think about the building of new homes but Habitat for Humanity is also committed to meeting the needs of the community. When completed this pocket park on Franklin Street will include a community garden and be a special place where families can connect outside.

Every year the Lowell Parks & Conservation Trust, partners with organizations like Habitat for Humanity and a variety of other partners, including city agencies, local non-profits, schools, neighborhoods, and businesses to plant 150-200 large-caliper (2-3″) trees throughout the city.