Photo: Greg DuBois – 2018 Photo Contest Submission
This time of year is always bittersweet for us as the ferry service to the Harbor Islands ends for the season and the cool breezes dampen enthusiasm for the Harborwalk and time on the water. We officially bid farewell to the relative excitement of summer and focus on our work to improve access to and resiliency of our waterfront while also developing harbor programs for the winter months and the year ahead.
Boston has not yet been impacted by a hurricane this year, though our thoughts are with the coastal communities further south who were so heavily damaged by Florence. It’s been six years since Superstorm Sandy, and that wake-up call has continued to drive our work to ensure that the planning and development of Boston’s waterfront remains focused on resilience to flooding and other storm impacts. Later this month Mayor Walsh will present his vision and plan for the City’s resilient open spaces. We look forward to collaborating with the City, developers, and other nonprofit partners to realize this vision for creating a resilient, equitable, world-class waterfront that is welcoming to all.