June 2022 Newsletter


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

June 2022 Vol. 5 Issue 2

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Welcome to summertime! Thank you for being a dedicated reader of our newsletter. It’s getting warmer out and there are plenty of opportunities, so take advantage of the chance to get outdoors and enjoy green spaces in your area! 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!

The Emerald Network Team is Growing!

LivableStreets staff, interns + fellows
Photo credit: Lorraine Fryer

It has been a pleasure to have Abby Jamiel join us as Program Manager for the Emerald Network! While she has been with us for just over a month, Abby has already jumped in to offer support on projects, generate ideas for organizational growth, and add her high-energy vibe to LivableStreets' team.  She has also  been busy meeting partners, sharing resources, and providing ideas for improving the Emerald Network. We are thrilled to have her on board!

We also welcome Jason Desrosier! Jason is the newest addition to the LivableStreets’ staff, joining us as our Deputy Director! Jason is already engaging in different program areas, taking initiative, and collaborating with internal and external partners. Jason is leading our Great Neighborhoods Network program. He has been a tremendous help in his first month and we can’t wait to see the results of his amazing work.

In addition to new full-time staff, we are also hosting a summer fellow! Please join us in welcoming Olivia Poston, LivableStreets’ 2022 Community Engagement and Emerald Network GIS Fellow. Olivia has successfully completed her first year in the Master of Design Studies program at Harvard’s Graduate School of Design (GSD) within the Ecologies domain and is a recipient of the Dean’s Merit Scholarship. We are excited to have her keen sense of design and rigorous analysis spruce up our maps.

Congratulations to our Program Director on her Yale Fellowship!

Third cohort of the Public Voices Fellowship on the Climate Crisis

Photo credit: climatecommunication.yale.edu

Ambar Johnson (pictured at top left), Program Director of the Emerald Network is one of 20 fellows for the third cohort of the Public Voices Fellowship on the Climate Crisis! This is a partnership with YPCCC that aims to diversify and amplify the voices of people working behind climate change action. We are proud of Ambar for her hard work and amazing contributions. Ambar's climate work includes partnering has been involved with the Mystic River Watershed Association, which is dedicated to protecting our water and building climate resiliency. Learn more about the cohort here!

Another Win for the Emerald Network!

Arboretum Gateway Path
Photo credit: Jennifer Haley

LivableStreets’ staff joined community advocates, Arnold Arboretum staff, local politicians, designers, and funders to celebrate the Gateway Path project receiving $50,000 in construction funding from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. The path intends to connect the park to nearby transit stations while providing car-free lanes and an elevated boardwalk within the park. The project will be combined with additional redesigns to historic Arnold Arboretum entrance gates. We are excited to work together and grateful for the support to help continue our work!

Join events in Central Square Park - East Boston, MA!

Central Square Park in Revere, MA
Photo credit: klopfermartin.com

NOAH's Summer Hip Hip Hurray Series!
The Neighborhood Of Affordable Housing will be hosting LIVE music events every month from April through September for FREE! Taking place in Central Square Park, East Boston, the events will offer performances by a variety of artists and fresh food, all at no cost. There are still four performances to come - for more information, check out their official page!


Revere Beach
Photo credit: reverebeach.com

- MassTrails has a Long-Term seasonal position available! The position is hybrid. Click this link to see the full job description at MassCareers.

- Revere on the Beach is looking for volunteers to join them in their work.  Sign up using this link here to help out the community!


We value your support of the Emerald Network community and social network. Find out more about our partners 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 16:51:34 -0400