Lowell Parks and Conservation Trust, Inc.

Rating: 5 stars   13 reviews

Issues: Environment

Location: PO Box 7162 11 Kearney Sq. F4 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.
2011 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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Rating: 5 stars  

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!

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you tell others about this organization?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

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.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?

Likely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

A lot

Will you tell others about this organization?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

I can't think of an organization that offers all the opportunities that LP&CT offers to make a difference in a community. Want to help preserve a colonial-period house or give landscape design suggestions for its backyard stretching to the Merrimack River? Interested in restoring migratory fish populations? Is whitewater rafting your thing? Lock tending at a historic lock chamber? Interested in examining vernal pools? Like planting bulbs in a community garden? Or how about helping with riverside clean-ups and greenway planning? At project's end, you can feel good about having contributed to a healthy environment or a beautiful place. LP&CT is all about improving the quality of life for Lowell and its entire region.

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

many ways, especially through the establishment of signage at two ends of the Concord River Greenway, the greenway itself, ed. programming along the CRG . . . My review alludes to the many ways in which I've participated. My city is a more beautiful (and GREEN) place thanks to LP&CT.

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

maybe have more paid staff to expand and sustain the good work

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you tell others about this organization?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

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Rating: 5 stars  

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!

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

getting outdoors mid winter, meeting others from the area with a shared interest and using the space the Trust has built or preserved -- particularly the Concord River Greenway.

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

figure out how to get even more folks engaged in its work.

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Rating: 5 stars  

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.

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

I have been intimtately involved in the stewardship missions and fund raising efforts of the Trust

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

Challenge the traditional grant based funding approach that all non profits must rely upon and create alternative revenue streams through services, product development and consulting services

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Rating: 5 stars  

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.

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

green space acquisition

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

continue on the same path

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