Climate Resilience

Goal: to identify, restore, and revitalize underutilized areas to benefit residents and wildlife

PROGRAMS - Transforming Places - Saw Mill River Coalition - Daylighting the Saw Mill River - Story of the Daylighting 2-cropped


Groundwork engages local residents to restore the physical conditions of their communities to promote long-term social, economic, and environmental renewal and to enhance the quality of life in urban neighborhoods.

Together, we uncover and restore polluted rivers, turn an abandoned train line into a new greenway, and work with local residents to reduce heat and flooding risks related to climate change. Many projects employ youth as they become environmental and community advocates and stewards.

We measure our impact in this area through annual performance metrics that track the physical improvements we make in our communities each year, including the acres of parks restored, the number of trees planted, and miles of river cleaned. This action-oriented approach is part of Groundwork’s DNA, underscoring our determination to achieve visible, tangible results with lasting impact.