Monday, October 1, 2018

Discover Moakley!

Save the Harbor/Save the Bay was proud to be invited as a co-host of this past weekend's DISCOVER Moakley event in South Boston, along with Boston Parks and Recreation, Greenovate Boston, Boston Harbor Now, The Trust for Public Land, and the Department for Conservation and Recreation.

With Moakley Park's location along Boston Harbor near Carson Beach, visitors from around the region were welcomed as part of Climate Preparedness week to learn about the comprehensive long-term plan for the Park, which balances recreational needs and community gathering spaces with protection against climate-change impacts such as flooding from increased rainfall and sea level rise.

Save the Harbor/Save the Bay was there on land and sea, activating the beach area with aerialists, acrobats and jugglers thanks to our partners at the Boston Circus Guild.

Kids and families also joined us to try their hands at surf casting, and learned stories and songs of the sea from storyteller Norah Dooley as the pirate Mary Read!  It was a beautiful fall day at the beach, and one of the highlights was the kayaking lessons offered by our good friends from the Piers Park Sailing Center.

But that's not all! Members of our youth summer staff also ventured inland to bring a little bit of the beach to the city itself, sharing the Japanese art of fish printing - Gyotaku - with kids who learned about the interesting life cycle of a flounder, while creating a unique piece of art as a memory of their day on Boston Harbor.

Thank you to the City of Boston and our great partners for a wonderful event providing free outdoor activities for kids, families and community, and for highlighting this outstanding waterfront resource in South Boston.

No comments: