We are happy to report that Governor Baker accepted the legislature’s recommendation and included the full $1.19 million for maintenance, staffing and free events and programs on the region’s public beaches from Nahant to Nantasket that Save the Harbor/Save the Bay has been advocating for since the first of the year.
All of us here at Save the Harbor/Save the Bay would like to thank all of you who love our beaches for helping us let the Governor know how important the region’s public beaches are to you and your community.
Nearly 1 million people visited America’s oldest public beach this past weekend for the 14th annual International Sand Sculpting Festival on Revere Beach. Photo by Mikey Colon
We’d also like to thank Governor Baker and Lieutenant Governor Polito, the leadership of the House and the Senate, Co-Chairs Sen.Tom McGee of Lynn and Rep. RoseLee Vincent of Revere and all the members of the Metropolitan Beaches Commission for their commitment to our beaches.
The unanimous support of the House, the Senate and the Baker/Polito Administration are bright testimony to the value of these spectacular urban natural resources to our communities and the Commonwealth.
We look forward to seeing you on your beach really soon!
You can find a schedule of free Better Beaches Program events in Lynn, Nahant, Revere, Winthrop, East Boston, South Boston, Dorchester, Quincy and Hull on our blog Sea, Sand & Sky at http://www.blog.savetheharbor.org/2017/07/better-beaches-program-2017.html.