Environmental History

The City of Lowell was established as a direct result of its richness in natural resources, such as the Concord and Merrimack Rivers, and the surrounding fertile agricultural lands.  Hence, the environmental history of Lowell reveals the region's cultural identity and the people's connection to the land. Follow the links below to learn more about the history of Lowell's special places.

Concord River History Spalding House Hawk Valley Farm River Meadow Brook (PDF 20.43MB)

      Click here to learn more about service learning projects completed by UMass Lowell students in Prof. Lori Weeden's geochemistry class.