what grade would you give the HarborWalk in Dorchester?

Posted May 18th, 2011 by rfoley and filed in Greening Dorchester

(Maybe you didn’t even know there was a HarborWalk in Dorchester?)  The Boston Harbor Association is coordinating a “Grading the HarborWalk Day” where the community is invited to evaluate individual segments of the 39-mile HarborWalk by neighborhood this Saturday, 21 May 2011, from 10 AM to 2 PM.

Portions of this important public amenity that ensures that the edge of Boston Harbor/Dorchester Bay remain publicly accessible are found in Charlestown, Dorchester, Downtown, East Boston, North End and South Boston – community residents are invited to participate in the first-ever, citywide effort to to explore and evaluate existing HarborWalk conditions in your neighborhood and provide valuable information for future planning efforts.

Choose the section of HarborWalk to evaluate, from one to five miles in length, and TBHA will provide maps and a survey form. After the evaluation process, TBHA will compile the data into a report to be shared with waterfront property owners and public officials. TBHA encourages community-gathered images of what is discovered during the evaluation walk (or bike ride!)  and will provide disposable cameras to those who need them.

For further information and to sign-up to participate please email The Boston Harbor Association or call 617-482-1722.

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Dorchester Beach Fest cancelled

Posted August 13th, 2010 by rfoley and filed in Greening Dorchester

The one-day outdoor event planned for Saturday, August 14 at Malibu and Savin Hill Beaches has been cancelled.
Friends of Savin Hill Shores and the Columbia Savin Hill Civic Association say that the summer festival will be back next year to celebrate the ever-improving Dorchester waterfront.
But all Dorchester residents can still enjoy Dorchester’s shoreline – including the Neponset River and Dorchester Bay’s beaches - for free this summer and fall!

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