Soon our clocks will spring forward and the Equinox will arrive, but meteorological spring began on March 1. With the promise of spring this year, we are reminded of the certainty of renewal, the regularity of the seasons and the resiliency required to survive and thrive.
Early spring is when the indigenous people whose lands we now occupy would travel to and live on the Boston Harbor Islands—catching the fish and planting their crops. In March, we celebrate the historic retreat of the British on Evacuation Day, and this year we are also reflecting on the anniversary of a major international aid project that set off from Boston Harbor in 1847 with the voyage of the USS Jamestown. We are continuing to offer Harbor workouts you can do at home as well as an in person “run club” on the waterfront and a chance to give back by helping the Boston Parks Department clean up Moakley Park, our city’s largest waterfront park.
As the days get longer and vaccination rates increase, let’s stay safe to survive and go outside to thrive.
Katherine F. Abbott
President and CEO
Boston Harbor Now