Join NepRWA staff and the Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) as a volunteer at Tenean Beach in Dorchester on Park Serve Day, a statewide service day that helps get our parks and open spaces ready for the summer season.
Date: April 27, 9:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
Location: Tenean Beach, Dorchester
More Information: neponset.org/happenings
Knight Foundation Announces $1 Million in New Fellowships to Support Innovative Use of Public Spaces to Transform Communities
Knight Foundation is inviting nominations for the inaugural Knight Public Spaces Fellowship, intended to recognize leading civic innovators who have created or influenced great public spaces that have transformed communities across America. A small group of selected fellows will share up to $1 million in grants to continue their work.→Source: Knight Foundation
Boston has wetlands areas scattered across the city that have long been cherished for their beauty and environmental benefits. But environmental advocates say the city has few tools to protect these spaces from climate change and the secondary effects of development, such as shifts in flood patterns; the city is one of only three along the Massachusetts coastline that does not have local laws protecting wetlands.→Source: The Boston Globe
In Minneapolis-St. Paul, the nation’s healthiest urban region, almost everyone lives within a 10-minute walk of a good public park. Shouldn’t we all?→Source: The New York Times
Editorial: Voters say raise my taxes to preserve parks, but Beacon Hill isn’t keeping up with demand
The Community Preservation Act is so popular for a simple reason: It works, and taxpayers who vote for it can see the tangible results in their parks and neighborhoods. It’s improving the quality of life in Massachusetts, and well worth additional investment from the state.→Source: The Boston Globe
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
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
“I am proud of the progress that Boston has made this year in so many areas, but there is one area of concern which impacts our future more than any other: climate change. It’s an urgent priority, and one which Boston must take aggressive steps to address if we hope to continue down this path towards a more prosperous, equitable, and resilient society.”→Source: North End Waterfront