On Saturday morning, at the
Community Center in South Boston, 50
swimmers and 35 paddlers took part in Save the Harbor/Save the Bay's Swim
and Paddle Board for , a one-mile,
chip-timed, professionally staffed, competitive swim followed by the Boston
Harbors first chip-timed Stand Up Paddleboard (SUP) competition. Boston
Katie O'Dair of
"It was a pleasure to walk on the beach and see smiles on everyone's faces and to hear people already planning for next year" said Noel LaPierre of Surfrider. "We can't thank our sponsors, the competitors, and most particularly Save the Harbor, Save the Bay, enough: mahalo nui loa!"
"Just a few years ago even a small summer rain would have forced us to cancel this event due to pollution from storm water" said Save the Harbor spokesman Bruce Berman. "Today we are proud to celebrate the fact that the
|The winners of the 2013 Swim and Paddle Board for Boston Harbor|
These free Better Beaches programs are made possible with Leadership Grants from Harpoon Brewery, JetBlue Airways, P&G Gillette, the Harold Whitworth Pierce Charitable Trust. Save the Harbor also appreciates funding support from National Grid, Comcast
, and Russo Marine. Massachusetts
We also want to thank our program partners at
Department of Conservation & Recreation, the Massachusetts Chapter of the
Surfrider Foundation, YMCA of Greater Boston, Tasty Burger, and Mix 104.1 FM. Special thanks goes out to the 500 splashers
and supporters of this year’s Cupid Splash and the 70 swimmers and paddlers who
participated in the Swim & Paddle
for BCYF Curley
Community Center . Together, they raised $38,000 to fund free event sand programs on our
public beaches this season. Boston Harbor
If you want to learn a little more about water quality on the Boston Harbor Region's public beaches, you can download a copy of Save the Harbor's 2013 Beaches Report Card at http://www.savetheharbor.org/beachesreportcard/2013reportcard.pdf
About Save the Harbor/Save the Bay
Save the Harbor/Save the Bay is a non-profit, public interest, environmental advocacy organization, whose mission is to restore and protect
Bay, and the marine environment and share them with the public for everyone to
Chapter of Surfrider Massachusetts
The Massachusetts Chapter of the Surfrider Foundation was founded in 1996. They are an all-volunteer chapter composed of local New England surfer/environmentalists dedicated to the preservation of the
New England coastal
environmental, elimination of pollution, and open access to our beaches.
For more information about Save the Harbor/Save the Bay, please visit:www.savetheharbor.org.
For more information about The Surfrider Foundation, please visit: http://www.surfrider.org.