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
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
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!
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 Jacksonville.com, the JAX Daily Record, Jacksonville Biz Journal, and on local radio.
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!
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.
Please see attachments for details about this exciting position based in Las Cruces, NM: GWDA Americorp VISTA Flyer
by Sara Sell Smith, GWHV
Groundwork Hudson Valley is pleased to announce the completion of a new Saw Mill River park across the street from the 95 Walsh Road Municipal Housing residence in Yonkers, New York . The park, which includes a flagstone walkway, will give Walsh Road residents, mostly lower income seniors, safe access to the Saw Mill River, a place to enjoy nature, and a quiet, shady area with benches, chairs, and tables for games and cards. This project is part of Groundwork’s continuing efforts to restore the Saw Mill River and improve access to the river for the communities around it. The design, done by a senior at Saunders Trade and Technical High School, was completed after extensive input from Walsh Road residents, who shared ideas, concerns and solutions with Groundwork Staff at several tenants meetings during the spring of 2014.
Groundwork’s youth Green Team began construction of the park in July and finished a mere 1.5 months later in the beginning of August. The Green Team is comprised of students from Yonkers public high schools employed by Groundwork over the summer to learn construction, conservation, and leadership. The teens leveled the site, dug out the walkway, applied and smoothed sand and gravel, laid and sealed pavers, cut stones for trim, planted shrubs and flowers, and cleared invasive vines and debris from the river. Beyond the value of the park itself and the skills that the youth learned, the project provided a space for youth and seniors to come together around the improvement of their own community. They proved to each other that someone else does care about the Saw Mill River, its neighbors and its future.