Boston Links: Environment

Boston Harbor and rivers

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Boston Groundwater Trust

Group studying the depletion of groundwater in Boston, which can damage buildings built on pilings, such as in the Back Bay.
Back Bay

Boston Harbor aerial photos

Zoom-in photos of the harbor.

Boston Harbor page

All about the harbor, from cleanup to cruises.

Boston Harbor Walk

Find interactive maps showing where to go, what to see, and how to get there on the network of pathways that will soon connect the entire Boston Harbor.

Boston Harborwalk

Boston Harborwalk is an inviting public walkway around Boston Harbor, with parks, seating areas, boat ramps, cafes, exhibit areas, interpretive signage, water transportation facilities, and a wide range of other amenities. When fully completed, Boston Harborwalk will provide 43-miles of walkways along Boston's waterfront and will incorporate a broad range of amenities and waterfront attractions. The Boston Harborwalk is one of Boston's best places for walking, sightseeing, taking in spectacular views of the Harbor and so much more.
Downtown / Waterfront

Charles River

Excerpts and photos from a book about the river.

Charles River Watershed Association

Advocacy group for the river.

Massachusetts Bays National Estuary Program

Local, state and federal program working on pollution in Massachusetts and Cape Cod bays.

Massachusetts Coastal Watershed Map

Info on obtaining one of these free state maps, which show major coastal watersheds and activities in them that affect their waters.

Mother Brook photos

Take a tour of the oldest canal in the U.S. - built in 1639 to power mills on the Neponset River.
Hyde Park, Readville

Muddy River

Photos of the small riverway at the heart of the Emerald Necklace.

Nahant SWIM

Safer Waters in Massachusetts.

Neponset River Watershed Association

"A nonprofit environmental organization whose members, staff, volunteers and supporters have been working since 1967 to improve water quality, protect stream flow and water supplies, advocate for fisheries restoration, and help create increased open space and better land use practices within the Neponset River Watershed. NepRWA's focus includes the Boston communities of Mattapan, Hyde Park and Dorchester."
Mattapan, Hyde Park and Dorchester

Political Waters: The Long, Dirty, Contentious, Incredibly Expensive, but Eventually Triumphant Hist

Sewage management is rarely as compelling and exciting as higher profile environmental issues such as global climate change, preserving endangered species, or protecting tropical rainforests. But it can be, as Eric Jay Dolin shows in this engaging narrative account. Boston' struggle to deal with its sewage is an epic story of failure and success, replete with colorful characters, political, bureaucratic, and legal twists and turns, engineering feats, and massive amounts of money. In the end, success hinged on the often overlooked yet monumentally important act of responsibly disposing of the waste people produce every day.

Save the Harbor / Save the Bay

"Save the Harbor / Save the Bay is a public interest environmental advocacy organization, made up of citizens, scientists, civic, cultural, corporate and community leaders whose mission is to restore and protect Boston Harbor and Massachusetts Bay forever, for everyone to enjoy."

Freshness date: This page was last updated on: Thu Dec 31 2009 at 09:22:10.