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.

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.

  • HIRING !!!
    Green Team applications and information available HERE
    DUE Monday, April 15, 2019


    #TrashTag Challenge:
    Saturday, April 27
    Meet – 10am-2pm
    @ Mattano Park Parking Lot
    click for more info
  • 16th Tour de Elizabeth:
    Sunday, May 19, 2019
    click  for more info

CONTACT US:         205 First Street, Elizabeth, NJ 07206        908-289-0262            Facebook: @GWElizabeth
Twitter: @GWElizabeth
Instagram: @GroundworkElizabeth