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THE NATURAL HISTORY OF LOWELL, MASSACHUSETTS
|Sailing and rowing regattas on the Merrimack
River and new recreational opportunities, such as white water rafting and
kayaking on the Concord River, are growing in popularity because of improved
water quality. Fish restoration programs promise salmon fishing not
possible since the 1800's.
As the need for urban land grows, however, parks and open spaces are increasingly threatened. In the past three years, Lowell has lost more than 20 of its 350 acres of parkland. Private efforts are again needed to help the city protect its parks and acquire more green space. The days of Gage, Shedd, and Rogers may have passed, but private citizens still can help. People can work together to protect the rich natural environment that has contributed so much to Lowell's history and make the city a good place to live and work.
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