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BEDROCK, BRICKS, AND ROCK DOVES: 
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.

White water rafting on the Concord River

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS
 Lowell Heritage State Park
 Lowell Historic Preservation Commission
 Lowell Historical Society
 Lowell Museum Corporation
 Lowell National Historical Park
 Lowell Office of Cultural Affairs
 Lowell Regatta Festival Committee
 Lowell Sun
 Peabody Museum of Salem
 Pollard Memorial library
 UMass/Lowell Center for Lowell History

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