Monday, April 22, 2019

Earth Day Clean Up with National Grid

On Earth Day 2019 Save the Harbor/Save the Bay staff teamed up with National Grid for a clean-up at the Department of Conservation and Recreation's Malibu/Savin Hill Beach in Dorchester.

Malibu/Savin Hill is a swimming beach along the Dorchester Bay Basin near UMass Boston. This popular neighborhood beach includes great walking paths, green space, and a playground.

On Monday the group of 12 employees from NGRID helped to make this property cleaner and more accessible by removing two tons of debris, weeds, and wash up over the course of the day. Volunteers scoured the sand, green areas, and parking lot to pick up debris, and raked storm wash up from the beach. Another team removed phragmites, an invasive sea grass, from the sidewalk and boardwalk.

“It was a very productive day on the beach, thanks to our partners at National Gird,” said Tani Marinovich, President of Save the Harbor/Save the Bay. “In just a few hours we removed two tons of waste, something that might take a week of regular staff time during the spring season, freeing up DCR staff to take on other projects on beaches and parks around the area.”

This day of service was part of Save the Harbor's stewardship program, a collaboration with DCR and our corporate partners to help preserve, maintain, and improve the region's spectacular waterfront resources, and National Grid's #GridGoesGreen Earth Day initiative. Save the Harbor is proud to work with our partners as we prepare these beaches for everyone to enjoy this spring and of course the coming summer season.

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