Lewiston-Auburn competes for National Parks grant

Daryn Slover/Sun Journal

Auburn police Chief Phil Crowell, left, and Auburn Mayor Jonathan LaBonte, second from left, lead a tour of the Auburn Police Activities League Center on Chestnut Street in Auburn on Thursday. The tour was given to Douglas Evans, fourth from left, of the National Park Service and Kate O'Brien, fifth from left, of Groundwork USA trust program. Lewiston and Auburn are competing with seven communities across the country for a Groundwork Trust designation. Groundworks USA helps create local organizations to make urban areas more usable and open for recreation. The group will visit locations such as Museum L-A,  the Tree Street Youth Center, the Lewiston-Auburn Riverwalk and Simard/Payne Memorial Park. From left are: Crowell, Kathy Young of the Androscoggin Land Trust, Evans, O'Brien, PAL Center board member Carmen Haggerty and a youth playing with a ball. LaBonte, executive director of the Androscoggin Land Trust, helped write the initial application and organized site visits on Thursday and Friday.

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Heather Runnels's picture

Nice effort to make L/A a

Nice effort to make L/A a better place. Good luck!

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