September 29, 2012 National Public Lands Day
Contact: Phil Lupsiewicz, 978-275-1705
Lowell, MA. - Lowell National Historical Park, in partnership with Lowell Canalwaters Cleaners, Keep Lowell Beautiful, and Community Gardens Greenhouse, will celebrate National Public Lands Day with a canal cleanup along the Merrimack Canal, fall bulb planting, and park beautification from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM on Saturday, September 29, 2012.Meet at Mack Plaza, on the cornor of Market and Shattuck Streets, Lowell. Also, for that day, admission to the Boott Cotton Mills Museum (115 John Street, Lowell, MA) will be waived.
Volunteers across the United States will help restore the beauty and vitality of our public lands as part of the 19th annual National Public Lands Day. More than 170,000 volunteers are expected at more than 2,000 sites in communities and parks around the nation.
This year's events are focused on our national commitment to:
Supporting our public lands,
Spending time outdoors, and
Being more active.
NPLD is one way the National Environmental Education Foundation is helping Americans get outdoors, get active and be healthier while also giving back to their communities. NPLD encourages volunteers to explore and enjoy America's natural wonders through outdoor recreation. After participating, volunteers should be encouraged to take a hike nearby, a swim or a bicycle ride in America's backyard.
For more information about National Public Lands Day events in Lowell, please call 978-275-1740, or email Lowell_NHP_Volunteers @nps.gov.As part of this effort, NPLD is supporting both the Let's Move Outside! and Youth in the Great Outdoors initiatives. You can learn more about both here: www.publiclandsday.org/resources/lets-move-initiative/lets-move-outsideand http://youthgo.gov
Did You Know?
The population of Lowell grew dramatically during the years of industrial expansion-rising from about 2,500 in 1826 to more than 33,000 in 1850, when Lowell was the second largest city in Massachusetts.