Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Bidding Farewell To Boston Harbor

It's hard to believe the summer is almost over. After three months of and being around (and in!) the harbor, I'll be getting on a plane on Thursday to head back to Idaho.

I learned a lot in my time at Save the Harbor. From budgeting meetings to fundraising efforts, event preparation to behind-the-scenes office work, hunching over a laptop to hauling paddleboards across the beach, I got to dip my toes into most aspects of the organization. It was tough at times, and the learning curve was steep, but I enjoyed it. Seeing clean beaches and sparkling water, watching all those happy kids plunging into the harbor...that made every second feel worth it.

And, hey, at what other organization would I be able to spend an entire day painting faces on the beach and call it work?

When I leave Boston, I'll be leaving a beautiful city and a lot of friends, but I'll be bringing with me the knowledge and skills I've gained. I hope that, in my time here, I managed to return the favor in some part to this organization.

Thanks to everyone at Save the Harbor for showing me the ropes this summer. I wish you all another awesome year of protecting the bay.

--Hanna Petroski, Summer Communications and Policy Intern

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