Monday, December 8, 2014

Quincy Resident Wins “Simply Marble-ous” Treasure Hunt

Congratulations to North Quincy resident Sean Harvey, who won a roundtrip ticket from JetBlue to any domestic destination they serve from Bostons Logan Airport in Save the Harbor/Save the Bay and JetBlue’s 3rd annual “Simply Marble-ous” Treasure Hunt.

Sean found his marble on Spectacle Island with his fiancĂ© Maria Melas during Save the Harbor’s final free fall cruise of 2014. Sean is a Graphic Designer who moved to North Quincy five years ago. He will be using his JetBlue ticket to visit his wife’s sister in Santa Monica! 

“Maria and I live just a short walk from Wollaston Beach in Quincy because we both love the beach, the harbor and the harbor islands. Thanks to Save the Harbor and JetBlue, our trip to Spectacle Island was an experience we will always remember.”

Sean is the second winner in this year’s Simply Marble-ous Treasure Hunt for more than 500 marbles hidden on Boston area beaches from Nahant to Nantasket. The first winner was Tiffany Wallace-Buckley, who found her marble on Carson Beach in South Boston with her seven-year-old daughter during the South Boston Neighborhood House Family Fun Night.

The "Simply Marble-ous" Treasure Hunt began in 2012 on the beaches of South Boston with a beach clean up sponsored by JetBlue in partnership Save the Harbor. In just a few short hours, more than 100 people did 5 weeks worth of work cleaning up the beaches. At the end of the day, the participants released their marbles into the water for Boston beach-goers to find.

“The Simply Marble-ous Treasure Hunt is a favorite among JetBlue’s more than 2,500 crewmembers in Boston, many of whom volunteer locally for a variety of worthy causes including Save The Harbor/Save The Bay” said Ronda Ivy McLeod, Manager of Regional Marketing, Northeast at JetBlue. “The treasure hunt exemplifies our fun value, while also highlighting our commitment to the city of Boston.”

Bruce Berman, Director of Communications at Save the Harbor/ Save the Bay said, “At Save the Harbor we’re always looking for ways to get people to take a fresh look at the Boston Harbor. JetBlue’s support helps to make that possible. One of the reasons this event is such a success is because JetBlue is such a great partner. Fun is one of their core values, which you can see that in the way they treat their community partners, employees and customers.” 

While this year’s contest is over, Save the Harbor has already begun to plan for next year’s Simply Marble-ous Treasure Hunt, which begins on Memorial Day weekend, so stay tuned!

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 Boston Harbor, Mass Bay, and the marine environment and share them with the public for everyone to enjoy.  For more information about Save the Harbor, please visit

For more information about the "Simply Marble-ous Treasure Hunt" and other great beach events, visit their blog "Sea, Sand & Sky" at

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

A "Giving Tuesday" Message from Save the Harbor/Save the Bay

December 2, 2014
Dear Friends of Save the Harbor/Save the Bay

Today is "Giving Tuesday" and we know you care about Boston Harbor and your community, so here are more than 100,000 great reasons for you to support Save the Harbor/Save the Bay today.

•    Thanks to the hard work of Save the Harbor’s Beaches Science Advisory Committee there was cleaner water and fewer wrong red flags on the Boston Harbor region’s public beaches this year. Learn how your beach scored at

•    Working in partnership with the Metropolitan Beaches Commission, Save the Harbor secured funds for new staff, equipment and capital projects on public beaches in Lynn, Nahant, Revere, Winthrop, East Boston, South Boston, Dorchester, Quincy and Hull.  You can download a copy of the report at

•    In 2014, our Better Beaches Program helped fund 40 free beach events including swims, soccer tournaments and beach festivals that brought more than 500,000 people to waterfront neighborhoods and beachfront communities from Nahant to Nantasket. You can learn more on our blog “Sea, Sand & Sky” at

I am particularly pleased to tell you that our free Youth and Beach Programs have connected 107,123 underserved kids and families to Boston Harbor and the Boston Harbor Islands since 2002, making Save the Harbor/Save the Bay the Boston Harbor Connection for a generation of young people and their families. You can find out more in our newsletter "Splash" which you can download at

The truth is, none this would be possible without your support, which all of us truly appreciate. As this year draws to a close, I hope you will consider making as generous a gift as you can to help us continue our work in 2015.

You can make a contribution online today at

Your gift of $50, $100, $500, $1,000 or more will help us continue our work for clean water, expand our free beach programs and continue to improve access for low-income youth and teens and underserved families to our spectacular harbor, our public beaches and the harbor islands.

Your contribution is particularly important today as we work to show Governor-elect Charlie Baker and his new administration that clean water, our region’s public beaches and the Boston Harbor Islands are important to all of us and the more than 1 million people who live within a short ride or drive to Boston Harbor.

So thanks for your help and “Happy Holidays” to you and yours from all of us at Save the Harbor/Save the Bay.

I promise that your gift will make help make Boston Harbor a better place to live, work and play.

Patty Foley
President, Save the Harbor/Save the Bay

P.S. It is safe and easy to make a contribution today at
 and it would mean a great deal to us this year.

Thanks again,