We tend to think and talk about the Harbor as an environmental asset, especially now that it’s clean, and as an economic resource, given the success of the port and the development of our waterfront. The Harbor’s greatest contribution may be as a social asset. It belongs to everyone. The water is public, the filled land along the waters edge is public, and we are the only city in the country with a national and state park of 34 islands in our harbor!
Boston Harbor Now wants everyone to benefit from our largest blue and green public open space. The harbor is a great place to recreate and to connect. A walk along the water, a swim in the harbor, or a day on an island can benefit your physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual health. It’s a wonderful place to visit with old friends or meet new ones, to spend quiet time alone in our growing metropolis, or enjoy with your family and community.
I hope I’ll see you on the Harbor this summer!
Katherine F. Abbott
President and CEO
Boston Harbor Now