Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Kicking off the Fall

View of Boston: Camp Harbor View Fishing Club Trip

Hello again, friends of Save the Harbor!

Smiling on our return home to Boston
It is truly exciting to be back at Save the Harbor/Save the Bay. For the last weeks of August, I had the opportunity to rejoin our staff at sites in Boston and on our stunning Harbor Islands. The most memorable adventure of my summer was going on my first fishing trip with the Camp Harbor View Fishing Club. You really can't beat spending time fishing off a boat with an enthusiastic group of camper. The summer ended too soon, as it tends to do.
Fall on the fish pier
If you are worried that you missed your chance to catch a view of Boston from the sea, you're in luck- Save the Harbor/Save the Bay has fall plans for you! Join us for a free cruise to DCR's Spectacle Island on October 22nd.

As for my fall plans, I am back at our office on the Fish Pier. I have wrapped up a busy start as an Environmental Policy Staffer, and have already enjoyed some time on the beach. Save the Harbor has a strong commitment to protecting and sharing the Boston Harbor throughout the year, and I am lucky to be a part of these efforts.

Fresh fish from Bruce
Pan-fried in olive oil and herbs
As busy as the fall can be, I am enjoying some special perks from Save the Harbor. We famously send fish home with the children and summer staff  that catch big enough fish at our youth program sites. My boss, Bruce Berman, has far more luck (and skill) than I do when it comes to fishing, and at the office, we all benefit. He brings us smoked fish from the pier, and I brought  home a filet of sea bass that Bruce caught, de-boned and froze. I marinated the bass in lemon juice, fresh herbs, and olive oil. The resulting fish tacos were unbelievable, Quality flavor comes from fresh, healthy, local catches.

To the tune of celebrating our local, natural resources, Save the Harbor is fortunate to have help from our partners and communities. This past week, we took time out of the office to meet some of our corporate partners on the shore for hands-on cleanups. Cleanups like these keep us connected to Boston's coastline throughout the year, and despite some gloomy weather, conversations were up-beat and all of our teams enjoyed making a difference. We made the most of time away from our desks, and everyone felt how sincerely rewarding it is to give back to our communities. 
At Tenean Beach cleanup in Dorchester with Maureen Dwyer, Boston-area resident and Vertex employee

Sunset over the Boston Harbor Fish Pier 
Finally, aside from all of the perks of my new position, I am looking forward to the in-depth policy work I will do this fall. I am pleased to announce that I was accepted to the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, and through their Map Your Future program, will begin my Masters' of Arts in Law and Diplomacy (MALD) in September, 2018. At Save the Harbor, I will gain the high-level policy experience I need to prepare me for the next exciting chapter in my life. The fast-paced work environment and interdisciplinary nature of my projects present exciting intellectual challenges and rewarding experience payoffs. I am glad to be starting the fall off on the right foot. 

Stay tuned for more news from the harbor, and I hope to see you all at Spectacle Island!

All the best,
Carolyn House

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