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Walk in the Park now online
Video featuring Julie Crockford, the Emerald Necklace and city parks.
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Job Opportunity
Environmental Education Manager
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Summer on the Emerald Necklace
At Allerton Overlook, Olmsted Park
5 pm Knucklebones | 6 pm Concert

Sunday, Aug 2 
Chamber Players of the Longwood Symphony
An evening of Haydn and Brahms

Sunday, Aug 9 
Aphrolove, Cosmic Soul Band
An evening of rhythm and blues

Planting the Seed for our National Parks
Event to commemorate the 150th Anniversary of Yosemite Report
Sunday, Aug 9 | 10 am – 11 pm
Arnold Arboretum | Details

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



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08102014 Waiver Signed3Support our free summer programs in the park including, Summer on the Emerald Necklace, docent-led tours and our Green Team.



Summer on the Emerald Necklace


SummerSundaysOur free outdoor music series moves to Allerton Overlook in Olmsted Park for the final two concerts of the series. Join us August 2  for Brahms and Haydn with Chamber Players of the Longwood Symphony and Aug 9 for cosmic soul band Aphrolove. Come at 5 pm to enjoy an hour of fun at the Knucklebones play space before the concert begins at 6 pm.

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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