Tuesday, January 14, 2014

From St. Louis to Boston Harbor

My name is Christian Herbosa. I am originally from St. Louis Missouri, but I moved up to Boston to attend Tufts University. At Tufts I earned an undergraduate degree in International Relations and in Economics. This academic year I have enrolled in several GIS related courses at the Harvard Extension School. This January I joined Save the Harbor / Save the Bay as the new Environmental Policy Intern.

I was drawn to STH/STB through my love of the ocean, and interest in environmental policy and advocacy. After moving to the East Coast I picked up the surfing and scuba diving. Through these recreational ocean activities, I really began to see what a great resource a nice beach with clean water can truly be.

That’s why I’m excited to work with Save the Harbor / Save the Bay. So that I can help protect and share one of the country’s most valuable natural resources: the Boston Harbor. I recently attended the Metropolitan Beaches Commission public meeting, where I was able to witness first hand how the public involvement of the waterfront neighborhoods and beachfront communities can influence policy.
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Speaking with beachfront community members at the MBC public meeting, I gained an understanding of how much the waterfront neighborhoods value the harbor beaches. I am proud to take part in Save the Harbor/Save the Bay's mission to restore and protect the Boston Harbor. I am especially excited take the plunge at Cupid Splash on March 29th at the BCYF Curley Community Center as part of a STH/STB youth programming fundraiser! You can register and donate for Cupid Splash here: http://www.cupidsplash.com/cupidsplash/register.asp

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