Annual Review

Every year our goal is to make an impact on the community we serve and ensure that people benefit from our mission to bring about the sustained regeneration, improvement, and management of the physical environment, by empowering people, businesses, and organizations to promote environmental, economic, and social well-being.


During 2018 we improved our year-round youth program to reflect our belief that youth should be participating in the design and the design-making of outdoor spaces, established a botanical and community learning garden we can utilize for hands-on environmental education and formed new partnerships with organizations including the Nature Conservancy of Connecticut, Paperseed Foundation, Gateway National Recreation Area, Harvard's Graduate School of Design and Rivers, Trails, Conservation Assistance (RTCA) program of the National Park Service. These accomplishments contributed to measurable growth and helped us to better achieve our environmental stewardship goals.

Tanner and Christina, thank you for always being the highlight of my week. This program isn’t just informational but one that I prosper in and develop relationships. Without you these experiences would not be possible.
— Kylie Fanning, GWB student participant
If you join Groundwork they send you places…cool places that you thought you would never go to. I never thought I would go to Yellowstone in my life. I knew it was a thing but I never thought I would go. The 8 days we were there was really amazing…the work they had us do and the background was so beautiful. People had horses and we saw pronghorns and your on a volcano too!
— Anthony Zanfordino, GWB student participant