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

Bostonians Are Worried about Climate Change Impacting the Waterfront, Study Finds

In the wake of some serious coastal flooding in the city this year, Bostonians are overwhelmingly concerned about the impact of climate change on the waterfront in the coming years, a new study has found.

→Source: Boston Magazine

On waterfront, Trustees survey says Bostonians want parks over development

Amid calls to build a signature park on the South Boston Waterfront, a new survey by one of the leading proponents found that residents prefer parks over more development along Boston Harbor, because of the health and environmental benefits.

→Source: The Boston Globe

The need for more open spaces: Bostonians seek eco-friendly solutions to waterfront’s climate threats

A new study commissioned by The Trustees reveals overwhelming support among Bostonians for strengthening our shorelines and green infrastructure by building more parks and natural landscapes. It also found that access to open spaces delivers immense value in the health, social, and economic well-being of residents and businesses.

→Source: The Trustees

Harbor Advocates Call for Care When Planning for Waterfront

In planning to product the industrial waterfront properties, [Jill Valdes Horwood of Boston Harbor Now] said flood retention areas could also double as public amenities – an idea that has been championed also by Julie Wormser of the Mystic River Watershed Association, which is running a planning effort in Charlestown right now.

→Source: Charlestown Patriot Bridge

Fireworks Spectacular Over Boston Harbor for Labor Day Weekend

For the sixth year in a row, a group of local non-profits have illuminated Boston Harbor for Labor Day weekend.

→Source: North End Waterfront

Applying pier pressure on City Hall for a waterfront park

Building a signature park on South Boston’s rapidly changing waterfront seems like a great idea. Pulling it off? That’s turning out to be a challenge in an area where real estate is so hot, even the space above the water is worth millions.

→Source: The Boston Globe

Peddocks Island redevelopment effort reimagines Boston Harbor spit

Federal and state officials are leading a redevelopment of Peddocks Island in Boston Harborto make it more hospitable for and attractive to visitors.

→Source: Curbed Boston

Reclaiming an island gem in Boston Harbor

There was a time in the not so distant past when the 34 Harbor islands were more closely integrated into the life of the city; home to hospitals, residences, and farms. … Susan Kane, district islands manager for DCR, thinks that close connection will return.

→Source: The Boston Globe

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