|A "Save the Harbor" Cruise
On Tuesday, July 11 more than 70 young people from the South Boston Boys & Girls Club, South Boston Neighborhood FANS and the South Boston Neighborhood House enjoyed a free day trip to George’s Island in the Boston Harbor Islands National Park as part of Save the Harbor / Save the Bay’s “All Access Boston Harbor” summer youth program.
“Our harbor and the harbor islands are terrific recreational and educational resources,” said Save the Harbor / Save the Bay’s President Patricia Foley. “We are glad to be able to provide this free opportunity for our youth to share some of the benefits of the investments we have made in our cleaner harbor and new national park.”
On the four-hour trip young Bostonians learn about the marine environment and the maritime history of Boston and the Harbor Islands with the help of renowned marine educator David Coffin and Save the Harbor’s own young naturalists.
“All Access Boston Harbor” gives young people from more than 65 community groups from every neighborhood in Boston a chance to experience Boston Harbor and the Harbor Islands firsthand.
Participants enjoy a fact and fun filled narrated boat tour to the island. Once there, they can tour the historic fort, explore tidal pools and look for “critters” on the beach, or just relax and enjoy a day in the Boston Harbor Islands National Park.
The program is made possible by the generous support of the Bank of America Pavilion / Live Nation and John Hancock Financial Services.
Save the Harbor / Save the Bay is a public interest non-profit environmental advocacy group whose mission is to restore and protect Boston Harbor and Massachusetts Bay, and keep them clean forever for everyone to enjoy.
The group has brought nearly 15,000 young people to the Harbor Islands since the launch of “All Access” in 2000.