NEWS FROM THE NETWORK
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Welcome to 2022 and Towards the Olmsted’s Bicentennial of the Emerald Necklace
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
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!
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!