The American City Coalition

TACC helps revitalize urban neighborhoods so that families flourish in safe environments and fully benefit from the economic opportunities of American cities.

We’re engaging Roxbury and North Dorchester residents in focus groups, surveys, and family activities to understand and catalyze their interests in the social, recreational, educational, and economic opportunities throughout the Boston waterfront.

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Artists For Humanity

AFH bridges economic, racial, and social divisions by providing under-resourced urban youth with the keys to self-sufficiency through paid employment in art and design.

We’re hosting a series of collaborative art making experiences around the Boston Harbor, with residents and AFH teen artists co-creating large paintings that reflect varied perspectives of the waterfront. A culminating exhibit will bring these perspectives together, highlighting community participation and the waterfront issues important to all.

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Boston Harbor Now

BHN protects, plans, develops, programs, and promotes a renowned harbor, waterfront, and islands for everyone. We envision a Boston waterfront, harbor, and islands that contribute to our social, economic, and environmental health and are welcoming and accessible to everyone.

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Conservation Law Foundation

CLF protects New England’s environment for the benefit of all people. We use the law, science, and the market to create solutions that preserve our natural resources, build healthy communities, and sustain a vibrant economy.

We’re carrying out legal, advocacy, and communications efforts to achieve an accessible, equitable, and climate-resilient Boston waterfront for all.

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Fort Point Neighborhood Association / Harborfront Neighborhood Alliance

FPNA enhances and preserves the quality of life in the community, broadens citizen awareness and participation within a growing neighborhood, and builds a socially interactive civic life in Fort Point.

We’re convening the new Harborfront Neighborhood Alliance to collectively address environmental, economic, and social issues related to living at the water’s edge.

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The Friends of the East Boston Greenway

FOEBG is dedicated to a network of urban open spaces that provide safe, healthy, and beautiful means for residents to connect with each other and with the environment across East Boston.

We’re hosting on-site brainstorming sessions to understand residents’ desired uses and identify ways to improve physical and cultural access to the Greenway, commissioning public art installations, and creating an environmental stewardship program.

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GreenRoots works to achieve environmental justice and greater quality of life through collective action, unity, education, and youth leadership across neighborhoods and communities.

We’re organizing and engaging East Boston and Chelsea residents in efforts to revitalize the Chelsea Creek waterfront. Our work is in support of an integrated public realm that balances recreational space, industrial uses, and community-driven, sustainable economic development.

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The Harborkeepers

The Harborkeepers offers educational experiences, volunteer opportunities, and training to inspire and educate a new generation of environmental stewards and to lead to a vibrant, equitable waterfront community in East Boston.

We’re building coastal community resiliency through hands-on opportunities for residents to develop solutions to shared issues of waterfront access, climate change, and regulatory dynamics.

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Mystic River Watershed Association

MyRWA protects and restores the Mystic River, its tributaries and watershed lands for the benefit of present and future generations and to celebrate the value, importance, and great beauty of these natural resources.

We’re engaging North Charlestown residents and workers in a waterfront visioning effort, focusing on potential new and enhanced park spaces and active transportation routes that connect people to the waterfront and absorb storm water and flooding attributed to climate change.

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People gathered at Piers Park Sailing Center

Piers Park Sailing Center

PPSC is a sailing and community center located on the East Boston waterfront, dedicated to providing entirely accessible recreational, educational, and personal growth opportunities on Boston Harbor for people of all ages and abilities. We help participants in our programs become stewards of a stronger community and advocates for a healthy, accessible, and active Boston Harbor.

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The Trustees

The Trustees preserves, for public use and enjoyment, properties of exceptional scenic, historic, and ecological value in Massachusetts. We care for 116 properties, including 120 miles of the state’s coastline.

We aim to create bold waterfront parks in Boston that respond to community needs, attract visitors from around the world, benefit the region’s ecology, and increase the city’s resiliency to climate change.

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Barr Foundation

The Barr Foundation’s mission is to invest in human, natural, and creative potential, serving as thoughtful stewards and catalysts. Based in Boston, Barr focuses regionally, and selectively engages nationally, working in partnership to elevate the arts, advance solutions for climate change, and connect all students to success in high school and beyond.

A special initiative at Barr aims to ensure that all people can access and benefit from one of Boston’s greatest public resources: the waterfront. Together with nonprofit and community-based partners, we’re working toward a waterfront that is welcoming, fun, productive, and resilient.

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Working toward a public, accessible, and welcoming waterfront that benefits us all.