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Artist Leo March explores Boston waterfront

Photo-essay captures human experience, asks what we should aspire to.

Conservation Law Foundation Releases Guide to the Massachusetts Public Waterfront Act

Conservation Law Foundation (CLF) announced the release of a new People’s Guide to the Massachusetts Public Waterfront Act today. The guide provides crucial information about the rights of Massachusetts residents in connection to waterfront property in Boston and across the Commonwealth, as well as actions they can take to protect public access to Boston Harbor and other coastal tidelands.

→Source: Conservation Law Foundation

The Businesses That Benefit From A Clean Harbor Should Help Boston Address Climate Change

If we are serious about a vision for Boston that allows us not simply to survive rising oceans, but to create an environment and conditions under which our city can thrive, it’s going to take substantial contribution and involvement from the private sector. Because it’s going to be expensive.

→Source: WBUR

Reimagining the Future of Boston’s Waterfront

Nick Black of The Trustees guest authors a blog post on what Trustees learned in a recent survey of Boston residents, with widespread support for a waterfront that is resilient and open to all.

→Source: Barr Foundation

Building a waterfront park in Boston can be tricky

Erickson [of Trustees of Reservations] plans to remind members on Thursday that the Trustees’ roots are here, in the city of Boston, growing from an initial goal of carving out open space as the city became industrialized more than a century ago. Boston is in the midst of a new kind of boom now, but Erickson says the importance of connecting the public with the waterfront hasn’t changed.

→Source: The Boston Globe

Environmentalists Want a Sit-Down with Mayor Walsh Over Substation

L24ocal environmentalists from East Boston and Chelsea gathered at Boston City Hall to deliver 700 postcards to Boston Mayor Martin Walsh asking for the mayor to meet with residents on both sides of the Chelsea Creek to discuss alternatives to placing Eversource’s proposed substation along the creek

→Source: Chelsea Record

Eastie group: Unplug Eversource’s plan

John Walkey, the waterfront initiative coordinator for the community-based organization GreenRoots, said his group has been trying to meet with the mayor “for about a year,” to voice their opposition due to the proposed electrical substation. Walkey gave credit to Walsh for some of the work that has been done as part of the Climate Ready East Boston Plan, but said allowing a substation would counter its progress.

→Source: Boston Herald

People “Pitch a Blanket” to Claim Public Space on Boston Waterfront

To reclaim the some of the public land along the Harbor, CLF gathered the public to enjoy the space they’re entitled to: the front lawn of the InterContinental Hotel. The second annual Pitch a Blanket was a reminder that all residents have the right to enjoy public spaces like the Harbor.

→Source: Conservation Law Foundation

Workshop Encourages Residents to Advocate for Chapter 91 Waterfront Rights

The Conservation Law Foundation held a forum on September 20th about the role of Chapter 91 in protecting Boston’s waterfront, sponsored by the local group We Are Boston’s Waterfront.

→Source: North End Waterfront

Boston Harbor Now Partners with Greater Boston Community Groups to Provide Free Public Access to the Harbor and Harbor Islands

This summer, more than 6,700 residents of Boston and surrounding communities joined Boston Harbor Now for free cruises around Boston Harbor and to the Boston Harbor Islands.

→Source: North End Waterfront

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