Thursday, May 24, 2018

A Letter From Our President

It was a rough winter for our waterfront neighborhoods and beachfront communities, as wicked bad storms on wicked high tides flooded neighborhoods and wreaked havoc on public beaches from Cape Cod to Cape Ann.

With summer fast approaching and the clean up well underway, I am writing to ask you to help Save the Harbor/Save the Bay make it a terrific summer for the region's kids and families, with a generous donation to support our free youth and beach programs.

Your contribution of $25, $50, $100, $500 or whatever you can afford to give will help us connect 30,000 underserved and low income youth, teens and families from all of Boston’s neighborhoods to Boston Harbor, the Seaport and the sea this year. It’s easy to make a contribution today.

With your support, Save the Harbor’s free Youth Environmental Education Programs staff of 34 educators and their high school assistants will host 24 free All Access Boston Harbor trips to the Boston Harbor Islands this summer, and host 10 new free Share the Harbor excursions in the spring, summer and fall.

Your support will enable us to offer our free Boston Harbor Explorer program at 8 sites on Boston Harbor and at 50 free beach events, including 10 new Life’s a Beach Festivals featuring aerialists, acrobats, jugglers, singing pirates, art on the shore, storytelling by the sea and more.

It will also enable us to continue our advocacy for clean water, better beaches, affordable water transportation and the completion of the South Bay Harbor Trail, which begins at Ruggles Station and connects the residents of Roxbury, the South End, Chinatown, Fort Point, and South Boston to new jobs and recreational opportunities in the Seaport and on the waterfront.

Over the years, our free programs have connected nearly 200,000 young people and their families to Boston Harbor, the Harbor Islands and our region’s public beaches, making Save the Harbor/Save the Bay the Boston Harbor Connection for kids and families who truly reflect the diversity of our great city by the sea.

I want you to know that we will use your funds wisely. Save the Harbor invests more than 80% of the funds we raise in our programs, which will serve more than 30,000 young people and their families this year and bring over 1 million people to the region’s public beaches from Nahant to Nantasket in 2018.

I hope that we can count on your support as we continue to Share the Harbor we have worked so hard to restore and protect with Bostonians from every neighborhood in the city and all the region’s residents and visitors as well.

All the best,

Patricia A. Foley, President

P.S. I hope you will join us on Monday, June 25th at 5:00 at the World Trade Center for a free Share the Harbor cruise to Boston Light on Bay State Cruise Company’s flagship Provincetown II. You will be receiving your invitation by email shortly.

You can find out more about what we have planned for this summer in our newsletter, on our website at and on our youth and beach program blog Sea, Sand & Sky at

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