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National Park Week Happenings in Lowell

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Date: April 17, 2009
Contact: Phil Lupsiewicz, 978-275-1705

"National Park Week and Earth Day are a perfect opportunity to celebrate the commitment by volunteers to the stewardship of this City's unique historic landscape. The canalways, the riverwalk, and many public areas benefit from those who are willing to roll up their sleeves and participate this week and throughout the year," acknowledged Michael Creasey, Park Superintendent.  Please join in for the several hands-on events scheduled:


Keep Lowell Beautiful Community Gardens Greenhouse Earth Day on Sunday, April 19, 12 noon to 4 p.m.:  3rd Annual Earth Day Festival at the Community Gardens Greenhouse celebrating the environment and partnerships in Lowell.  Students from the Park-sponsored First Bloom Project will host participating national parks and agencies.  Events include music and craft activities celebrating the opening of the planting season and other happenings during the week. 

Location:  220 Aiken Street, Lowell NHP maintenance facility.


Corporate Clean-up on Wednesday, April 22, 9 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.:

Metabolix, a bioscience company in the Wannalancit Mill, will clean the area along the Western Canal to the Tremont Gatehouse and canalway along sections of the Northern Canal.

Location:  Western Canal at the Tremont Gatehouse and along the Northern Canal walkway.


Earth Day Clean-up on Saturday, April 25, 8 a.m. to 1:00 pm:  Come dressed to get dirty and make a dent in a winters worth of litter and debris along our canals and waterways!  Pre-registration for this event by calling the Lowell National Historical Park volunteer office at 978-275-1740 or emailing at:  Lowell_NHP_Volunteers@nps.gov

Location:  Kick-off with speakers and team assignments at Middlesex Community College, at the City Building cafeteria, 33 Kearney Square, Lowell.


All events are rain-or-shine.


Co-sponsors:  Keep Lowell Beautiful; Lowell Canalwaters Cleaners; Community Gardens Greenhouse; Lowell Celebrates Kerouac; Spindle City Corps; Middlesex Community College.

Did You Know?

Photo of mill workers outside of a Boardinghouse

There were female and male overseers in the mills of Lowell in the 19th century. In Rev. Henry Miles' book, Lowell As It Was, and As It Is, he mentions that the Boott Cotton Mills has recently opened a new weave room and it is being overseen by two women overseers. More...