To bring about the sustained regeneration, improvement and management of the physical environment by developing community-based partnerships which empower people, businesses and organizations to promote environmental, economic and social well-being.

Tour de Elizabeth

Printable registration & waiver form here.

Featured Programs

Sustainable Agriculture

The Come Grow With Us! initiative strives to increase access to sustainably grown foods and provide accompanying education in order to build sustainable and equitable communities. 

Youth Programming

Our Green Team are young stewards learning, working, and teaching about the environment. Their first-hand experiences make our neighborhoods a healthier and livable space.

Urban Waters & Trails

We work to improve our urban streams, rivers, and estuaries. Groundwork has been working with the City, the County and the community to expand and upkeep the 2.5 mile Elizabeth River Trail.

Green Careers

Working with local residents Groundwork Elizabeth plans and implements high-impact brownfield transformation and land-reuse projects, transforming environmental liabilities into community assets.

Union County Means Green goes Hydroponic

The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders is proud to present the 2018 Union County Means Green Community Garden Grants program.

The Department of Environmental Protection is working with Groundwork Elizabeth and communities in Union County to transform brownfields and underused properties into healthier, sustainable areas through an initiative focused on environmental stewardship efforts.

Peterstown Outdoor Demonstration Center

“The site was built to educate and engage the community in conservation activities, such as raised beds for growing herbs and vegetables, rain barrels, pollinator beds and subjects related to horticulture and urban wildlife.” – courtesy of TapintoElizabeth

NJDEP More P.E.A.S. Initiative


April 23, 2018: NJDEP Volunteer Work Day

NJDEP serves the City of Elizabeth for the 5th time. Over 75 NJDEP employees volunteered for this years Earth Day Event building 130 raised beds, doing slight vegetation control and other garden landscaping projects at our new MicroFarm at the Elmora Branch Library.

Elizabeth MicroFarm

Coming Spring 2019!

Stay tuned for details.

  • VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES
    Elizabeth River Trail Clean Ups:  June 15, July 13 and August 10
     [from 10am-2pm]
    Meet up location: 34 S Broad Street, Elizabeth (by the Elizabeth River Trail Archway)
    Click here to register
    Click for City of Water Day flyer 
  • Urban Wildlife Refuge Partnership Event at the
    Great Swamp National Wildlife Refuge [1:30pm-3:30pm]
    @ Helen Fenske Visitor Center
    32 Pleasant Plains Road, Harding Twp, NJ
    Click for more

CONTACT US:         205 First Street, Elizabeth, NJ 07206        908-289-0262        elizabethnj@groundworkusa.org            Facebook: @GWElizabeth
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