Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Celebrate Clean Water at the Cupid Splash on March 24

Forty years ago - on April 20, 1972 - the Clean Water act became the law of the land.
Frankly, things were pretty bad at that time - the Cuyahoga river in Ohio was so polluted that it regularly burst into flames.

Comedian ( and Harvard Alum) Tom Lehrer captured the situation quite well in his song "Pollution" - which he recorded in 1967.

At that time Boston Harbor was one of the most degraded ecosystems in the nation, as we discharged nearly 200 million gallons of  largely untreated waste into the marine environment nearly every day.

Today, thanks to the hard work and and dedication of literally thousands of
Boston Harbor Heroes,  all that has changed. 

This Saturday, March 24, 2012, Save the Harbor / Save the Bay will celebrate the 40th anniversary of the passage of the Clean Water Act and the transformation of Boston Harbor from a "Harbor of Shame" into one of the cleanest urban harbors in America by hosting the 2nd Annual Cupid Splash on eight public beaches from Nahant to Nantasket, with a center stage event at the BCYF Curley Community Center at M Street Beach in South Boston.

Last year's Splash was tons of fun, as you can see in this short video.

Thanks to our partners at Harpoon Helps and JetBlue AirWays this years Splash will be even better.

It is easy to register online at All the funds we raise will go to support dozens of free events and programs on the region's public beaches that would have been unthinkable just a few years ago. 

We hope to see you on the beach - and in the cleaner waters of Boston Harbor, Dorchester Bay, Quincy Bay, Broad Sound and Mass Bay!

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