On Thursday September 26th Save the Harbor/Save the Bay’s staff teamed up with Boston Consulting Group (BCG) as part of BCG's Service Day 2019 for a clean-up at the Department of Conservation and Recreation's Tenean Beach and Finnegan Park in Dorchester.
Tenean Beach, in the Port Norfolk neighborhood, is a swimming beach with a playground and tennis courts located at the mouth of the Neponset River where it opens into Dorchester Bay. Finnegan Park, a short walk away, is a relatively new DCR park having been converted from industrial to recreational use in 2017 after undergoing rehabilitation.
On Thursday, a group of roughly 50 employees from BCG helped to make of these properties cleaner and more accessible by removing debris, weeds, and trash over the course of the day. Volunteers working on Tenean Beach scoured the sand, green areas, and parking lot to pick up trash, and another team removed weeds from the seawall, sidewalk and grassy open areas. In the afternoon volunteers swept sand that had blown onto the sidewalks back onto the playground and raked the grassy areas for leaves and debris.
The group at Finnegan Park spent the day removing phragmites, an invasive sea grass, from the shoreline and cutting a strangling vine that was overtaking the local flora and fences. Volunteers also combed the park removing plastic trash and debris from the green spaces.
This day was part of BCG’s Service Day 2019 where they partner with different organizations around Boston for a day of community service. This was the second year in a row that BCG chose to work with Save the Harbor/Save the Bay at Tenean Beach and Finnegan Park. Save the Harbor is proud to work with our partners as we prepare these beaches for the fall and winter season.