My name is Amy Gaylord and I am the All Access Boston Harbor Coordinator for this summer’s youth program at Save the Harbor/Save the Bay. In September I began an internship at Save the Harbor, working on Environmental Policy and Communications projects around the office. I am pleased to say that I joined the team full time in March as a Staff Assistant and coordinator for the All Access program. Working for Save the Harbor has been a great experience so far, and I am excited to begin a new chapter as the 2014 summer youth programs kick off with all-staff training tomorrow.
Born and raised in Dorchester, I have spent much of my life in and around Boston Harbor. I learned to sail at Courageous Sailing in the Charlestown Navy Yard, and taught in the youth program for the past ten summers. My experience with Courageous taught me the importance of ensuring that children in Boston have access to the harbor—whether it is through sailing or another avenue.
This summer I will be spending most of my time coordinating for the All Access program in the office—but I will be sure to get out there to the Boston Harbor Islands as often as I can. I am looking forward to taking part in a new youth program, and I have already had some great experiences meeting new people and learning new things about what it takes to execute a successful youth environmental education program.
One of my main roles this summer is ensuring that the Provincetown II is bringing as many people as possible out to Spectacle, Georges, and Peddocks Islands for All Access Boston Harbor every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday this summer. If you know of a youth group or organization that would be interested in a free trip to the Boston Harbor Islands this summer, shoot me an email at Gaylord@savetheharbor.org and I will be glad to share information about the program, including availability for trips this summer!
See you on the harbor!