Friday, March 30, 2012
Last year, on the occasion of Save the Harbor / Save the Bay's 25th Anniversary, we produced a short video and established an award honoring the many Boston Harbor Heroes for the role they played in the Boston Harbor success story.
On March 30, 2012 at "Destination Boston Harbor 2012" at the InterContinental Boston, Save the Harbor / Save the Bay proudly recognized 5 new "Boston Harbor Heroes" for their commitment to our city, our community, and the harbor we have worked so hard to restore and protect.
Lowell Richards of MASSPORT, who left us so suddenly on February 5, but will always be in our hearts. He served our city - and the Commonwealth - in so many ways that it is simply impossible to list them all here tonight.
Professor Charles Haar of Harvard University, who passed away on January 10 after an extraordinary career. His work as Special Master in the Boston Harbor Case has served as a roadmap for the restoration of Boston Harbor.
Harold Sparrow of the YMCA of Greater Boston, who has worked tirelessly as a member of Save the Harbor's board of Directors to ensure that there will always be a place for young people from all of Boston's neighborhoods on Boston Harbor, our waterfront, our beaches and in the Boston Harbor Islands.
Ronda Ivy McLeod of Jet Blue Airways, whose support for our "Better Beaches Program" has helped Save the Harbor strengthen waterfront neighborhoods and beachfront communities from Nahant to Nantasket.
Will Clark, a sophomore at St. John's University, who joined us as a junior program assistant, grew into one of our lead "Boston Harbor Explorers" - and today serves with Thi Tran and Connor Newman as Co-Chair of Save the Harbor / Save the Bay's Youth Committee.
Thanks to all of them, and to all Boston Harbor Heroes!