The Emerald Necklace is a venue of relaxation, rejuvenation, and recreation; it unites friends, families, communities, and cities; it is an escape of natural wonder in an otherwise densely populated metropolis. And now, the Conservancy is publishing your stories on video!
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Childhood Memories of Franklin Park’s Hispanic Baseball League –
By Marilyn Rodriguez
Marilyn Rodriguez, photographer for the Franklin Park Coalition, revisits childhood memories at the Franklin Park baseball fields, a venue where family, friends, and community gathered together, watched, and played in the Hispanic Baseball League.
Restoration and Revival – A Life Spent Near the Muddy River by Bob Nesson
Bob Nesson, documentary film maker and producer of “The Muddy River Chronicles” recalls a lifelong connection to the Muddy River. From memories of a dirty and ignored waterway in the 1970s to today’s Riverway restoration and revival, Bob provides insight into the history of the Muddy River and how he was inspired to make the “Muddy River Chronicles” in an effort to build awareness of this section of the Necklace.
A Summer in the Emerald Necklace – The Green Team 2010
Every summer, the Emerald Necklace Conservancy employs Boston youth to work in the parks through the Green Team Youth Program. “Mad Mike” Michael O’Sullivan, “B-Doggie” Bradley Ortiz, and Josie Bergersen-Lewis recount how the Conservancy’s Green Team has helped them form new friendships, experience exciting outdoor adventures, and build character and work ethic.
From the Capitol to Franklin Park – Running the Necklace
with Mark Lowenstein
Mark Lowenstein, author of “Great Runs in Boston,” addresses the functional and recreational importance of the Emerald Necklace’s linear paths for Boston’s commuters, walkers, runners, and bikers and how the Emerald Necklace inspired him to write running guidebooks for the Boston area. For more information on Mark and his books, visit www.greatruns.net.
Spontaneous Sundays – Nora Lutz and the Pond Jam
Nora Lutz’s story – The Pond Jam – invites us to take a look at how art, music, family, and community come together and are brought together everyday by the parks.
A Community Bands Together – By Roger Gottlieb
Roger Gottlieb, a master storyteller and author of “A Spirituality of Resistance: Finding a Peaceful Heart and Protecting the Earth,” recounts a time when city dwellers united to save the west bank of Jamaica Pond from apartment developments.
A special thank you to Boston Neighborhood Network for providing video editing equipment and production space. Funding by the NLT Foundation and Wendling Charitable Trust.
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