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Walk in the Park now online
Video featuring Julie Crockford, the Emerald Necklace and city parks.
Watch now

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

DCR Listening Sessions
Sessions held throughout October including:
Thurs, Oct 8 | 7 – 9 pm
Community Rowing  | 20 Nonantum Road
Brighton, MA 02135 | View schedule

Open House at the Shattuck Visitor Center
Monday, Oct 12  | 11 am  – 4 pm
Join us for a day of special events & activities
as we celebrate Opening Our Doors!

New! Emerald Necklace Bike Tour
Sunday, Oct 18  | 1 – 3 pm
Shattuck Visitor Center
Free, registration required | Register

Guided Walking Tours
Saturday, Oct 24 | 11 am – 12:30 pm
Last guided tour of the season!

Advocacy Update
Parks get a boost in State Budget

Art Exhibit extended
through October 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


Thank you 
to all the Emerald Necklace YogaFest participants, instructors, sponsors, volunteers, and marketplace vendors for making the event so memorable and amazing and for supporting the Conservancy’s free programming in the parks!

And heartfelt thanks to Wentworth Institute of Technology for hosting the indoor location at Tansey Gym and to Emcee Nelly Carreno who kicked things off and kept the energy level off the charts. What a day! Watch for photos on Instagram and Facebook.

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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