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. 

Calendar of Events

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Join the Lowell Parks & Conservation Trust for upcoming events!  For more information or to RSVP for any event, Contact Us, or call (978)934-0030 x3

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!

Accreditation

Lowell Parks & Conservation Trust Earns National Recognition

Accreditation Awarded by the Land Trust Accreditation Commission

The Lowell Parks & Conservation Trust was awarded accreditation in August 2014. Accredited land trusts are authorized to display a seal (at left) indicating to the public that they meet national standards for excellence, uphold the public trust and ensure that conservation efforts are permanent. The seal is a mark of distinction in land conservation. Press release available here (PDF).

Click here to read more about what accrediation means to the Trust from the perspective of a Trust member.

Concord River Greenway

     The Concord River Greenway Park (also know as the CRG or Greenway) is a multi-use trail through the green heart of Lowell.  Parts of it run along an old railroad bed, while it contours the scenic, tree-lined, north-flowing Concord River.  The Greenway is an excellent place to enjoy being outdoors, recreate, exercise and enjoy observing a biodiversity of wildlife from otters and foxes to hawks and mergansers.  We anticipate, in the long range vision of the park, a link from the Greenway to the Bruce Freeman Rail Trail (the BFRT has a trailhead by Showcase Cinemas in Lowell) See trail connection map here.  We can use your help via membership support.  To learn more about the history and science of the Concord River Greenway, visit the Greenway Classroom pages.

As Scene In Lowell

Welcome to the Trust's "As Scene In Lowell" page where you, the members and friends of the Trust, have the opportunity to share your favorite images of local wildlife scenes.  The natural resources of Lowell, Massachusetts, such as parks, rivers, canals, brooks, and forests provide various habitats for a multitude of wildlife species.  The images and descriptions here are categorized by neighborhoods.  (Image to the left is a red fox at Lowell Cemetery, September 2011, by LP&CT's Gwen Kozlowski.)

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