April 2022 Newsletter


Emerald Network — a vision for 250 miles of seamless shared-use greenway paths connecting Boston and adjacent cities.

April 2022 Vol. 5 Issue 1

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We hope you've had a pleasant start to the springtime! Thank you for being a dedicated reader of our newsletter. As the snow disappears and the roads start to clear, the greenways are waiting for you!

We enjoy curating the latest greenway news, stories, and events from around the region and in your backyard. Help continue to grow the Network by forwarding this issue to a friend and encouraging them to subscribe today!

Welcome to 2022 and Towards the Olmsted’s Bicentennial of the Emerald Necklace

Different hues of green colored trees with a clear, gray path for walking and biking
Photo credit: urbnparks.com

2021 was a wonderful year for the Emerald Network, all thanks to our partners and funders. We are happy to report that over 15 miles of proposed greenways were moved to ‘built’ or ‘in-progress’ status this year. Here are just a few of the highlights:

We partnered with the BSA and BSLA on a Walk of Inside/Out Walk along Magazine Beach for the Allston I-90 Project. It is the second-largest park in Cambridge!

Read Our Letter to the Editor in the Boston Globe

Snowy weather, Boston path

Photo credit: Ambar Johnson

Our program director, Ambar Johnson had the pleasure of responding by letter to, “Set the underground rivers free,” by Miles Howard in the Globe. You can find other letters to the editor by our Emerald Network Advisor, Jeff Cook, and partner along Charlesgate, H. Parker James. 

The Emerald Network is Growing!

2022 LivableStreets Alliance staff members

LivableStreets and the Emerald Network are growing! We’re welcoming a new Project Manager to join the team and help advance the vision of the Emerald Network for 200+ miles of greenways through metro Boston. A new Deputy Director will also be joining our team!

We’ve had an amazing chance for new staff to join us, Makayla Comas and Ammi Hosur which is a delight. Makayla is the new Community Engagement Manager, already contributing so much to the organization and helping with projects around the community! Ammi joined us as the Program Assistant, she’s hard working, helping out in many ways and eager to step in in all areas!

We also were granted RAY Fellowship Winners! We’ll be welcoming a recently graduated undergraduate student to help steward the Emerald Network for the next two years. Be sure to check out our newsletter this summer to see all the new additions to our team!


Partners Doing Amazing Work

Women Who Bike At Night by Grecia White
Photo credit: Shutterstock.com

Read this article featuring Aaron from Culture House featured by the Barr Foundation for their work building resilient communities and main streets, where you can read all about the work. Our fellow will be working on the Emerald Network. We look forward to it!

Former staff and now a member of our LivableStreets Board, Vivian Ortiz was featured in Grecia White’s “Women Who Bike At Night” Documentary. You can check out the full video here!

Julia Africa, one of our Advisors for Emerald Network, was featured amongst others in the March 2022 issue of “Parks and Recreation magazine from the National Parks and Recreation Association! Please feel free to take a virtual read of this article!


Photo credit: Kyle Klein Photography

WalkBoston is having their Annual Celebration to honor achievements in walkability. Want to learn more about how to sign up? Check out their page!

The Mattapan Food and Fitness Coalition is hosting a five week Walking Challenge for health and mental wellness, starting April 6th to May 11th Each week will be a different theme and open to everyone!

The Neighborhood of Affordable Housing will be hosting The Hip Concert Series 2022 with live music events every month from April through September. Take part in this six part concert for climate, food, family and fun for free!


Emerald Necklace Bicycle Tour 2022
Photo credit: Viator.com

- Southwest Boston Community Development Corporation in Hyde Park is hiring for Green Team Program Coordinator Youth Jobs and Environmental Stewardship Program! You can apply here!

- BikesNotBombs is now accepting applications! You can learn more about how to apply and what programs are available on their website!

- Boston Cyclists Union is hiring for a seasonal Mechanic/Bike Repair Co-Coordinator. You can read more about the job description and apply through their page!


The Emerald Network is a community and a social network and we greatly value our supporters. Find out more about our network of people by visiting the website.

  • Help us to complete the Emerald Network by donating today.
  • You can also sign up to be a volunteer with LivableStreets.

Your dollars and your time keep us going!



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  • Ammi Hosur
    published this page in Newsletter 2023-05-18 16:57:52 -0400