From April 19 through April 26, we’re celebrating Earth Week and all the ways the Emerald Necklace connects us to the natural world—right in the heart of our city! With milestones like this year’s weeklong Muddy River Cleanup from April 19-24, Earth Day on April 22, and later celebrations like Frederick Law Olmsted’s 199th birthday on April 26 and Arbor Day on April 30, Earth Week is the perfect time to show support for our amazing parks.
Since the Emerald Necklace’s creation in the late 19th century, our city has been lucky to enjoy a world-class park system designed to do double duty as a public health solution. Olmsted’s Emerald Necklace remains open to provide respite when playing fields, playgrounds and other amenities are closed to the public.
This Earth Week, join us in taking care of this timeless gift to Boston: a 1,100 acre ribbon of parks that lets us spread out and enjoy nature, cleans our air and water, diminishes flooding and, above all, gives us peace. Your gift today ensures that these essential green spaces are nurtured for today’s users and for generations to come. We — and thousands of park users — thank you!