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Volunteer in the Rose Garden
Tues, Nov 1 | 4:30-6 pm
Kelleher Rose Garden
Back Bay Fens
Help weed the rose beds and borders. Training and tools provided
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An Emerald Evening
Thurs, Nov. 10 | 6:00 pm
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Second Saturdays Woodlands Volunteers
Sat, Nov 12 | 10 am – 1 pm
Help promote a healthier forest through activities ranging from removing invasive plant species to conditioning forest soil.
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Ropes & Gray Plaque Dedication held

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Conservancy President Karen Mauney-Brodek led a ceremony with DCR Commissioner Leo Roy to honor Ropes & Gray for their gift of 150 trees. Read the press release.

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Art Exhibit at the Shattuck Visitor Center
“Natural and Manmade Landscapes:Olmsted’s Emerald Necklace.” Watercolor paintings by Thomas Loring.  Details
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Birding in the Emerald Necklace
Takes place in all the parks. Birding Kits are available at the Shattuck Visitor Center with binoculars, birding book in a knapsack. For more information about the birding kits call 617-522-2700. The Emerald Necklace Bird Club has organized birding activities.

Thank You for Visiting "Fog x FLO!"

"Fog x FLO: Fujiko Nakaya on the Emerald Necklace" has faded away, but there's still plenty of reasons to visit the Emerald Necklace parks! Stay tuned for new tours, new events and new displays at the Shattuck Visitor Center.

Celebrating Our 20th Anniversary

In 2018, the Emerald Necklace Conservancy turns 20, and we are celebrating with three major projects that share the story of Boston’s Emerald Necklace parks. Click to find out more about these exciting initiatives!

Learning Under Leaves: Canopy Classroom

What makes trees grow big, and how do you tell them apart?  The Conservancy is helping students answer these big questions on field trips in the Emerald Necklace Parks!

An Emerald Evening to Remember

On November 8, the Emerald Necklace Conservancy awarded the Olmsted Award of Excellence to park advocate and former board member Janet Atkins. Thank you to all who made An Emerald Evening special!
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15th Anniversary Party in the Park Video

Celebrate 15 years of Party in the Park and learn more about the work of the Emerald Necklace Conservancy in this informative video, dedicated to Boston Parks friend and advocate Mary Hines.

A New Era for Charlesgate

A community has come together to revitalize an important piece of the Back Bay Fens. Learn how the Charlesgate Alliance is making a difference for Charlesgate.

Supporting our Youth Programs!

starhYouth Education is supported in part by a grant from the Boston Cultural Council a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.

bcf_logoYouth Education is partially supported by a grant from the Brookline Youth Fund at the Brookline Community Foundation.