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Youth Leadership Program (YLP)
Now accepting applications.
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Walk in the Park now online
Video featuring Julie Crockford, the Emerald Necklace and city parks.
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Volunteer Opportunities
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Guided Walking Tours
Sunday, Oct 4 | 1 pm – 2:30 pm
Saturday, Oct 10 & 24 | 11 am – 12:30 pm

DCR Public Meetings on Safety & Access
Oct 1, 7, 14 | 6:30 – 8 pm
Hunnewell Bldg | Arnold Arboretum

Emerald Necklace YogaFest

Oct 4 | 9 am -3:30 pm
New indoor location!
Tansey Gym, Nelson Recreation Center
Wentworth Institute of Technology
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Advocacy Update
Parks get a boost in State Budget

Art Exhibit extended
Paintings of the Emerald Necklace by Lynette Lombard now through September at the Shattuck Visitor Center.Visit Sat & Sun 11 am – 4 pm; For weekdays, call 617-522-2700.

Muddy River Restoration Project
Aug-Oct 2015 90-day look ahead report



See the Parks, Save the Parks!

baaforhome,opOur team of 15 runners will run the BAA Half Marathon on October 11 to benefit the Emerald Necklace Conservancy and the Franklin Park Coalition. Together they will raise over $7,500 to support the parks of the Emerald Necklace. Support our team today.



Emerald Necklace YogaFest


YogaFest Moves Indoors!
New location: Tansey Gym, Wentworth Institute of Technology (MAP)
October 4, 2015   9am – 3:30 pm 

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Rain? No problem! We’ve got you covered at a beautiful indoor facility. Lunch can be purchased at the Wentworth Cafe right next to the Tansey Gym. Enjoy Yoga and AcroYoga classes with top-notch instructors, music, a pop-up marketplace and more.  Tickets.

Olmsted Tree Society


Mayor Walsh with Diane Patrick and Newk Stillwell of Ropes & Gray at Party in the Park 2015

Ropes & Gray’s Boston Office Announces Partnership with the Emerald Necklace Conservancy. The partners of Ropes & Gray’s Boston office will celebrate the firm’s 150th anniversary by partnering with the Emerald Necklace Conservancy to plant 150 red oak trees throughout the Emerald Necklace park system, improving some of Boston’s most historic public green spaces. The gift matches a grant provided by the office of Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh, announced today, to improve and maintain the city’s iconic parks, which are enjoyed by more than a million residents and visitors each year. Read press release

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