Rafting season starts April 4th!

March 23, 2015

Spring is here! Whitewater rafting on the Concord River starts on April 4th! 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!

Calendar of Events

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.

Events are made possible through membership support. Please consider making a donation to the Lowell Parks & Conservation Trust and become a member today. With your help we'll continue to deliver the types of programs and projects that continue to protect and shape our landscape, provide recreational activities, and reach new stewards of the places we love today. 

Stewardship & Education Manager

Position Available  - Stewardship & Education Manager                                                                          Posted: April 9, 2015

The Lowell Parks & Conservation Trust (LP&CT) is a private, non-profit land trust operating within the City of Lowell, MA.  Our mission is to improve the quality of life for the people of Lowell through the creation, conservation and preservation of parks, open spaces, and special places.  This small, dynamic organization has four staff, a nine-member Board of Directors, and a strong membership base.  Our programming is diverse, including land protection, environmental education, historic preservation, and urban forestry.   Are you interested in helping this dynamic organization grow?  Can you multi-task, work well with diverse partners and volunteers, and engage youth in learning about their environment?  Click here for a PDF version.

Lowell Leaders in Stewardship - in ACTION!

November 6, 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!


Lowell Parks & Conservation Trust Earns National Recognition

Accreditation Awarded by the Land Trust Accreditation Commission

 The Lowell Parks & Conservation Trust was awarded accreditation this August. 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.

“The accreditation seal is a testament to our organization’s commitment to conservation in Lowell for generations to come. Having met the standards of accreditation signifies that our organization upholds a level of excellence in community conservation, organizational management, and leadership,” said Jane Calvin, Executive Director.  Read the full press release here.

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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