GW Anacostia River – D.C. Green Team Students Become ‘Citizen Scientists’

May 21st, 2015

Youth from Groundwork Anacostia River – D.C.‘s Green Team students have become citizen scientists, according to the Washington Post. These D.C. teens been working with the Smithsonian Institute’s eMammal project, which not only trains citizens to use animal tracking cameras but also to gather data for a modern data collection. This collection also aims to bring in data from urban areas, like the neighborhoods around the Anacostia River.

Green Team students joined a Smithsonian wildlife biologist and other citizen volunteers to check on the animal cameras and to download the photographic information that the cameras took. They were able to identify deer, wild turkeys, squirrels, raccoons, a possum and a red fox.

Read more about the GWARDC Green Team students working in the field in the Washington Post article here.

GW Guyandotte In the News: Building Community Gardens

May 12th, 2015

Groundwork Guyandotte is up and running, getting ready to get some cool projects in the ground! Groundwork Wyoming County’s merger with the Upper Guyandotte Watershed Association (UGWA), to form Groundwork Guyandotte Southern WV, has finally been completed and they are excited about the projects and programs they have planned for the year. Read about it here in a local news story about them!

GW Bridgeport Hosts Arbor Day Block Party

May 12th, 2015 GW Bridgeport Hosts Arbor Day Block Party

By Rani Jacobson

Groundwork Trusts all around the country got dirty during Earth Week and Arbor Day last month, as they worked to honor the nature around them and continuing Groundwork’s commitment to the Earth.

In Connecticut, Groundwork Bridgeport hosted an Arbor Day Block Party event to kick off the launch of their new urban tree nursery. The tree nursery is funded by TD Green Streets, a grant program from TD Bank and the Arbor Day Foundation supporting innovation in urban forestry. The City of Bridgeport was awarded the $20,000 grant, and GWB will be providing environmental education and job training for its Green Team and other participants. This new program supports Mayor Bill Finch’s commitment to expand the canopy of the city and support a more sustainable and “green” place for Bridgeport’s residents to live.

The Arbor Day celebrations started with a press event, where Mayor Finch spoke about the value of trees and an urban nursery in the city and upholding the BGreen 2020 vision, created in 2010. In addition, a TD Bank representative, Mike LaBella spoke about the importance of local governments and stakeholders taking steps to a more sustainable future. He also presented the City of Bridgeport and Mayor Finch with an award. The day concluded with the planting of 8 young trees at the Clifford House, a low-income housing building right down the street from the new Groundwork Bridgeport office in the downtown area.

GW Cincinnati and the transformation of Mill Creek

May 5th, 2015

Read about how Groundwork Cincinnati helped clean up Mill Creek and restore it to life, and how their Mill Creek Greenway Program has, today, become the vehicle for implementing a comprehensive Mill Creek Healthy People/Healthy River Strategy that provides multiple public benefits. The premise of the strategy is that all City neighborhoods should be livable and sustainable, and that by definition livable and sustainable neighborhoods have healthy natural resources and healthy people living in them. Read the story here: Groundwork-Cincinnati-Mill-Creek

GW Buffalo is hiring a new Executive Director!

May 4th, 2015

Please see details here for the Executive Director position based in Buffalo, NY, and note that the deadline is May 22nd! GWB Executive Director Job Announce – FINAL

GW Elizabeth Celebrates their VISTA’s contribution to the organization

April 13th, 2015 GW Elizabeth Celebrates their VISTA's contribution to the organization

On April 7th, Groundwork Elizabeth celebrated their VISTA, Rocio Morales’ hard work by recognizing her. She visited the Mayor of the City of Elizabeth, Chris Bollwage, as well as their Assemblywoman (NJ 20th District), Annette Quijano, and was recognized by both for all her work helping Groundwork Elizabeth!

GW Jacksonville Announces Dawn Emerick as their new CEO

March 3rd, 2015

Groundwork Jacksonville has hired Dawn Emerick to be their first and inaugural leader. Read about in their press release here: GROUNDWORK JACKSONVILLE HIRES FIRST CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER_final

GW Jacksonville is a community-based environmental non-profit that will be focusing on restoring and revitalizing Hogans and Deer creeks near downtown Jacksonville and creating a greenway to the Northbank Riverwalk, and also focusing on community revitalization in their target neighborhoods of Eastside and Springfield through youth programs, and job training around environmental restoration projects. Read about Dawn and the new organization in the extensive local coverage here at, the JAX Daily Record, Jacksonville Biz Journal, and on local radio.

Javier Reyes of GW Richmond CA Named ‘Conservation Hero’!

February 6th, 2015

Javier Ochoa Reyes, 22, a program coordinator at Groundwork Richmond has been selected for a ‘local conservation hero’ award for his work recruiting local at-risk youth to work on transforming the Richmond Greenway. Read the story here. Congratulations, Javier!

GW Anacostia DC & GW Lawrence are Hiring: Dir of Program Admin/Finance & Ops Director

January 28th, 2015

GW Anacostia is seeking a Director of Program Administration in Washington, DC. Check it out here: Job Announcement – Dir of Prog Admn

And check out GW Lawrence‘s job description here: GWL Finance & Operations Director Jan 2015

GW Cincinnati in the News: Mill Creek Greenway Nears Completion

January 7th, 2015

Read here about GW Cincininnati’s work on the Mill Creek Greenway and the successful completion of yet another phase of the greenway. The planned 15-mile green corridor, which starts at the Hamilton County Fairgrounds in Carthage and will eventually reach the Ohio River Trail in Lower Price Hill, will help clean up one of the region’s most notoriously polluted corridors.