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Upcoming Events

Farmers Markets 
Open every Wednesday and Saturday


Spicket River Cleanup 
Annual Clean-up set for Saturday, September 22


Ribbon-cutting Ceremony
Milestone celebration for the Spicket River Greenway - Official Date TBD  

Trails & Sails 
Weekends of Sept 21-23, and Sept 28-30.  

Public Meeting on the Cleanup Activities at Oxford Paper Site 
Wednesday, October 3, 7pm Lawrence Heritage State Park 

Glow Gala 
Annual fundraising event planned for Thursday, November 29
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Call for Eco-Art! 
Interested in Eco-Art, or want to learn more about what it is? Click here to learn more and click here to download the registration form!
Extend the Harvest!
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Late fall shares still available!


September 2012 E-Update
Plans Underway for 11th Annual Spicket River Cleanup
The sites are selected and the volunteers are being recruited to partake in the annual cleanup of our Spicket River. We are particularly eager to hit the river bank this year because water levels are low -- meaning our impact will surely be great. 

We hope you will join us on Saturday, September 22 at Manchester Street Park in Lawrence at 8am as we kick off the event. Bring your classroom full of teens, your neighbors, friends and family and enjoy some physical labor that will leave parks and riverbanks along the Spicket River Greenway spruced up for all to enjoy. If you have any questions about the event or if you would like to particpate, please contact Rosa

Spicket River Cleanup 2011

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Green Team Accepting Applications until September 21st for School Year Postions
The Green Team school year employment program offers part-time paid positions for high school students, from Lawrence, MA to help lead and learn about local environmental and health issues, conduct research, raise awareness, challenge their peers to do community service, and participate in hands-on improvement projects throughout the City of Lawrence.

Green Team members work about 20 hours per month during the school year through a combination of after school and weekend work.
The program is intended to promote the protection and restoration of Lawrence's critical ecological systems, natural resources, and public health by engaging teens in advocacy and service-learning efforts focused on the community's parks, gardens, waterways, and vacant open spaces. The Green Team program has dual goals -prepare Lawrence's youth for a lifetime of environmental and healthy community leadership, and to invest in our community's future and capacity to improve its physical environment. 

Did you know about our Fruit and Vegetable Rx Program?
In partnership with Greater Lawrence Family Health Center, Groundwork Lawrence runs a Fruit and Vegetable Prescription Program™ (FVRx). The program allows physicians at the Health Center to hand out scripts that their patients can then fill, free of charge, for fresh fruits and vegetables at local farmers markets.

Patients who are at risk of/have a diet-related disease, or suffer from malnutrition, can take part in the Veggie Prescription Program through the Health Center, one of three MA clinics awarded with Veggie Prescription Program funds from Wholesome Wave, CAVU, and Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources.


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