Category Archives: Environment

Challenge Unlimited at Ironstone Farm

Challenge Unlimited at Ironstone Farm offers a variety of therapeutic riding programs for people of all ages. Volunteers assist lessons by leading horses and sidewalking next to clients to provide encouragement and stability.

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The Power of Flowers Project

We are a group of volunteers dedicated to enriching the lives of others by harnessing the proven power of flowers to lift spirits and promote healing. Our recipients are people who are lonely, isolated, ill, or simply going through a rough patch.

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Merrimack Valley Lead Poisoning Prevention Program

The Merrimack Valley Lead Poisoning Prevention Program (MVLPPP) was established in 1976, as a provider to the Massachusetts Department of Public Health Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program (CLPPP). Originally, the service area covered Greater Lawrence communities. In 1979, the program expanded to Greater Haverhill and Greater Lowell serving a total of twenty-three (23) communities with emphasis to the core neighborhoods of Lawrence, Lowell, Haverhill and Methuen. The MVLPPP provides a full range of preventive services to children and their families, and others with an interest in the prevention of childhood lead poisoning.

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Open Gate Garden Club of Chelmsford

The objective of the club is to stimulate the knowledge and love of horticulture, floriculture, and landscape design, to aid in the protection and conservation of natural resources; to promote civic beautification and roadside improvement and to offer socialization and friendship.

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New Entry Sustainable Farming Project

Provides beginning farmers with business training, access to land and farm equipment, organic production training and materials, marketing assistance and continued guidance to start their farm businesses. Community Sustainable Agriculture (CSA) is a partnership between consumers seeking high quality, ecologically produced food and the farmers who grow it.

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Northern Middlesex Council of Governments

NMCOG is a regional planning agency (formed under Chapter 40B M.G.L.) that works with communities in the Greater Lowell region to support and enhance a wide range of land use objectives: environmental protection, economic development, housing and residential development, transportation and transit planning, and the building and maintenance of community character.

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Merrimack River Watershed Council, Inc.

Called the “Voice of the Merrimack” for over 30 years, MRWC advocates for the health of the river and the people who depend on it through environmental monitoring, education and outreach, community organizing, advocacy and recreation. MRWC protects the river through innovative public and private partnerships to promote a healthy ecosystem, including individual membership and “Adopt-A-Merrimack-Mile”. Kayak and canoe trips are scheduled from April-October. Call for more information. Founded in 1976.

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Friends of the Bruce Freeman Rail Trail

An all-volunteer non-profit group that advocates for construction of a multi-use path on the rail bed of the old Framingham-Lowell line.

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Country Lane Garden Club

To promote and stimulate interest in gardening, civic beautification, and conservation of natural resources. Activities include fund raisiers, spring plant sale, speakers on gardening, in house flower shows, flower arranging, and maintenance of a flower bed at the Chelmsford Public Library.

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Paul Center for Learning and Recreation (Camp Paul)

A year-round, multi-service agency dedicated to helping persons with significant disabilities to develop their maximum potential and independence. The Summer Program is a Chapter 766-approved school for ages 4-21; a recreational camp setting is used to create a strong educational curriculum based on the child’s individualized educational plan. Programs include summer day camp, overnight camp for ages 12-21, Friday night socials, Saturday Respite Care and school vacation programs.

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