The Lowell Parks and Conservation Trust has evolved over 25 years.Although it started as a land bank it soon redefined itself as a proactive group seeking and protecting green space,planting trees ,and driving large and ambitious projects such as the Concord Greenway, and protecting and refurbishing The Spaulding House, one of Lowell's historical landmarks.These endeavors have been a collaboration with City,State, other non-profits and especially with the community.The Trust has continued to expand its goals from its many community special projects,to 'afterschool' educational programs.It has been able to accomplish much with significant financial support form businesses and the greater Lowell community.The highest level of standards and financial integrity has been recognized by being given National Accreditation.The future remains bright and open for further evolution.Mark Romanowsky
The Lowell Parks and Conservation Trust does a great job of protecting Lowell’s special places, be they of natural, cultural, or historic value or all of these. And they connect the community to these places through their educational programming and outreach. The Trust partners with many governmental and civic organizations to be most effective and inclusive and is creative in pursuing approaches to accomplish their mission. They are a model of what an urban land trust should and can be.
The Lowell Parks and Conservation Trust has been connecting people to the hidden gems of Lowell for over 25 years. The services, events, and education they offer to the community showcase the beautiful areas of Lowell that many don't know about. By connecting the urban layout of the City with the natural elements of rivers, parks, and land shows such a great side of the City. Jane and her staff have made incredible progress making sure more and more people are connected.
Whether it's a beautiful row of street trees, or happy, engaged youth learning about nature and conservation, or a lovingly conserved 18th-century house overlooking the Pawtucket Falls, the evidence of the Lowell Parks and Conservation Trust's work is all around Lowell, enhancing the quality of life in the city. This year's eco-film series, one of many partnerships that help the LP&CT reach out to new audiences, has helped us expand our vision and shown us how connected we all are!
Lowell Parks and Conservation Trust quietly but steadily adds to the quality of life in Lowell. You may drive past a lovely park with beautiful flower gardens and enjoy the touch of country in the city but not know that little oasis exists thanks to LP&CT. You can join a bird watching expedition, a riverway walk, or a whitewater rafting adventure, all courtesy of LP&CT. That stretch of woods or patch of field that remains untouched and serves as a habitat for animals might also be part of LP&CT's legacy to the city. Certainly thousands of Lowell's trees shade us thanks to LP&CT. The Trust is all around us in Lowell, though we might not know it. What we do know is that these special places and activities bring us satisfaction, and that's a very good thing.
LPCT does amazing work in the City of Lowell and the greater Lowell area. what other organization sponsors wildlife tracking in the snow, maple sugaring, white water rafting, tours of canals and a historic inn along a river trading route, creates walkways along scenic and wild rivers and does land preservation?? Participating as a member is easy as the LPCT offers something for nearly everyone who cares about the outdoors, preservation, the City, and the quality of life in the whole area. I am proud of the work and excited about the opportunities!
The LPCT was founded in 1990 to preserve open space in the City of Lowell and to create an endowment for city parks recognizing shrinking municipal resources for City's parks. With both the Merrimack and Concord Rivers running through this historic city, there is surpising amount of wetland resources, brooks and streams that needed protection and the LPCT does it. They have built a network of volunteers that are planitng trees, educating children, purchasing land and reaching out in collaborative effort with boh the City of Lowell, other non profits and businesses to create a lasting impact on the City of Lowell and the region.
The LPCT has grown exponentially over the last twenty years.Besides planting trees, and aquiring open space, 4 parks are now endowed.One of the oldest historical houses is being restored,and endowed.Large walkway projects are being driven by the Trust.After school programs for enviromental education is offered.We have grown our memership and have many voluteers.It is exciting to develope green ways in an old dense city.Check us out.