Lowell Parks and Conservation Trust, Inc.

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Address:

PO Box 7162 street: 660 Suffolk St. Suite 120, Lowell, MA 01854 Lowell MA 01852 USA

Mission:

The Lowell Parks & Conservation Trust's 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.

Target demographics:

Improve the quality of life for the people of Lowell through the creation, conservation, and preservation of parks, open spaces, and special places.

Direct beneficiaries per year:

over 300 youth receive after-school STEM-based environmental education; plant169 trees; and hosted 41 events which 2,550 attended.

Geographic areas served:

Lowell, MA

Programs:

urban forestry, youth and adult environmental education, whitewater rafting, land protection, historic preservation

2011 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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www.lowelllandtrust.org

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Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

I want to convey that the programming work, and partnership work, that Lowell Parks and Conservation Trust does is top notch. Investing in urban kids and schools -- and using conservation as a tool to teach leadership, self-esteem, and educational success -- is something that more nonprofits (and other conservation groups) should emulate.

Conservation work that matters--that changes lives, and enriches the lives who live in Lowell--that's what this nonprofit is about.

 
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Lowell Parks & Conservation Trust is an accredited land trust. Accreditation means Lowell Parks & Conservation Trust meets national quality standards for protecting important natural places and working lands forever. Lowell Parks & Conservation Trust has demonstrated to the Land Trust Accreditation Commission its commitment to excellence. Accredited land trusts meet national quality standards for protecting important natural places and working lands forever. These land trusts demonstrate their commitment to excellence by adopting Land Trust Standards and Practices, the ethical and technical guidelines for the responsible operation of a land trust, and meeting the accreditation requirements drawn from them. Learn More: http://www.landtrustaccreditation.org/about.

 
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I want to share how impressed I am with the staff and programming at Lowell Parks & Conservation Trust. Jane and her staff are a pleasure to work with and are making a real difference in their community. I am particularly moved by the quality of the after school program and recommend those interested watch the video from the Land Trust Alliance's Rally in Providence, RI.

 
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As a teacher/naturalist at Drumlin Farm, I have been working with the Lowell Parks and Conservation Trust (LPCT) for over five years. Together with the Stewardship through Leadership program (STL),we have been doing programs with Lowell schools, Spindle City Core and other community organizations. Our joint programs have involved activities like urban ecology. The students at both the Robinson Middle School and Daley Middle School have planted trees made available by LPCT.
Another nexample of the STL program: Last summer STL worked with the Spindle City Core. These high school and college youth removed invasives and trash, created a new trail (Cardinal Flower Trail) and an interpretive guideguide for the Concord River Greenway (CRG).
LPCT was very involved in the the creation of the CRG a beautiful open space along the Concord River.
I could add many other examples.
I wish every community had a Land Conservation Trust like the LPCT

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

many ways in the schools and community

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

more funding

 
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Lowell Parks & Conservation Trust is a professionally run organization doing great work in conservation and environmental education in the city of Lowell. Their work is literally transforming this amazing city through increased greenspace and sharing these natural resources with the residents of Lowell.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

The positive change in the community as a result of land protected, the Concord River Greenway, and the positive impact on Lowell's youth as they learn about and protect Lowell's natural resources.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Ensure that they have resources for years to come so that that they can increase their positive impact in Lowell. It would be great if LP&CT had a full-time educator who could plan and teach more programs for the youth and families in Lowell.

 
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