The Massachusetts Rivers Alliance’s mission is to protect and restore the Commonwealth’s rivers and streams.
Founded in 2007, the organization works to strengthen statewide river policies in four areas: water quality, stream flow, wildlife habitat, and investment in green infrastructure.
Despite challenges at the federal level, our team at Mass Rivers has just pulled off tremendous victories to protect our waterways, improve public health and safety, and increase climate resiliency. As the Massachusetts 2017-2018 legislative session comes to a close, we wanted to share some of our biggest successes with you. Here are a few… Read more »
On July 26th, the Massachusetts Senate reported out an important bill that would protect public health, but now we need your help to get the bill through the Massachusetts House of Representatives! Can you make a call today to make sure we pass this bill before the session ends on July 31st? The Issue When… Read more »
We did it! After many years of staff losses at our state environmental agencies due to budget cuts, the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection, the Division of Ecological Restoration and the Department of Conservation and Recreation’s Office of Water Resources have received significant state budget boosts for FY2019. These programs are critical to water protection, river restoration,… Read more »
Groundwork Lawrence is an affiliate of Groundwork USA.
Groundwork USA is national non-profit that coordinates, supports, and strengthens local Groundwork trusts operating across the United States. Each local trust is dedicated to renewing and restoring distressed neighborhoods through environmental projects and programs that bring local residents, government, youth, and businesses together. Groundwork trusts, which are independent non-profits, are established in places with an industrial past that have been largely left behind by economic growth in the last few decades. In general, we are sought in communities where there is a great vacuum of greening initiatives.
The mission of Groundwork Lawrence is to bring about the sustained regeneration, improvement and management of the physical environment by developing community-based partnerships which empower people, businesses and organizations to promote environmental, economic and social well-being. Through its environmental and open space improvements, fresh food access programs, youth and adult education and employment initiatives, and community programming and events, GWL creates the building blocks of a healthy community, and empowers Lawrence residents to improve their quality of life. GWL achieves results by engaging the whole community – residents, youth, nonprofits, city government and businesses – in the planning and realization of its projects. GWL is committed to “changing places and changing lives” through on-the-ground projects that help to transform local communities.