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Lowell Parks and Conservation Trust, Inc.
March 8, 2011

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.

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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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