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March 8, 2013

Nonprofit to raise funds for park care

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Newburyport public relations firm Matter Communications has agreed to support startup costs, so that donations to the new foundation will go entirely to park maintenance rather than to administering the organization. “Acting as our founding sponsor is just one of the many ways I have seen Matter’s president Scott Signore contribute to the community,” said Reid. “His support has been essential to getting this effort up and running.”

Trustees of the Mayor Gayden W. Morrill Charitable Foundation helped establish the Newburyport Parks Conservancy to maintain the improvements to which they have given their support. Funds raised by the NPC will support maintenance and improvement projects in the city’s 19 parks including projects like annual renewal of wood fiber safety surfacing in playgrounds, repairs to play equipment and other amenities, professional landscaping services as the city strives to improve lawns and gardens in its parks, off-leash areas and larger improvement projects to beautify those amenities and portions of parks which need replacing with age.

The Newburyport Parks Conservancy operates as a 501c3 organization, making donations 100 percent tax deductible. Those interested in donating to the conservancy may learn more by visiting www.newburyportparks.org.

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