About Save the Harbor/ Save the Bay
About Save the Harbor/Save the Bay
Save the Harbor is an ambitious organization that has enjoyed tremendous success and earned the regard and friendship of a broad based constituency. Since 1986 we have been the region’s leading voice for clean water and the completion of the $5 billion Boston Harbor Clean-Up, which has transformed Boston Harbor from one of the dirtiest harbors in the nation into a source of educational, recreational and economic opportunity for all Bostonians and the region’s residents. Our mission is to restore and protect Boston Harbor, Massachusetts Bay, and the marine environment and share them with the public for everyone to enjoy.
Though clean water and environmental advocacy remain at the core of our mission, since 2001 Save the Harbor/Save the Bay has increasingly focused our attention on finding new ways to connect the nearly one million residents who live within half an hour of the coast, with the harbor, the beaches, and the islands. Today, Save the Harbor:
· Leads and manages the Metropolitan Beaches Commission for the Massachusetts Legislature, charged with improving quality and equitable access to the Boston Harbor Region’s public beaches from Nahant on the North Shore to Nantasket on the South Shore.
· Strengthens Boston’s waterfront neighborhoods and the region’s beachfront communities by hosting and sponsoring 870 free Better Beaches events and programs on the region’s public beaches from Nahant to Nantasket since 2008.
· Connects over 35,000 youth and families each year with free Youth Environmental Education Programs that have introduced more than 260,000 underserved and low-income young people to the spectacular harbor we have worked so hard to restore and protect since we began them in 2002.
· Convenes and leads our Beaches Science Advisory Committee, which led the effort to transform the South Boston beaches into the cleanest urban beaches in America and is working to improve water quality at King’s Beach in Lynn and Swampscott and Tenean Beach in Dorchester.
For more information about Save the Harbor and our work, visit www.savetheharbor.org, and review our 2020 Youth and Beach Program Report.
Save the Harbor is committed to making Boston Harbor, the Islands, our beaches, and our programs inclusive, equitable, diverse, and accessible for everyone and anyone, knowing that racism and oppressive systems have prevented that from becoming a reality. Read our full values statement at www.savetheharbor.org/values
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