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.
June is National Rivers Month and here at Massachusetts Rivers Alliance, that’s kind of a big deal. We love rivers, the wild and scenic ones and the hip urban ones too. We love the animals that live in and near them and what rivers mean to our families. So to celebrate this great month, we… Read more »
The Massachusetts Senate is trying to CUT funding for our state environmental agencies that protect water. Can you take two minutes to ask your senator to restore funding for these agencies? To find your local legislator and their phone number, click here. Below is a sample script for your conversation: “Hello, my name is ______________… Read more »
We are pleased to announce that the Committee on Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture just voted on legislation proposed by Governor Baker to transfer authority from the federal government (EPA) to the state (MassDEP) to regulate water pollution and they decided to send this bill to study. This means the bill (H.2777) will not move forward… 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.