Watershed Wednesdays from NepRWA
Weds Oct 21, Nov 18 & Dec 16
A great lunchtime diversion from 12:30 - 1 PM
- Chris Hirsh, NepRWA Environmental Scientist will discuss the history and challenges of Neponset's Native Brook Trout. Visit neponset.org/watershedwednesday/ or click here to register for "Saving our Native Trout".
November 18 - Patrick Hogan, NepRWA Water Resource Professional will stormwater runoff and what you can do to minimize it. Visit neponset.org/watershedwednesday/ or click here to register for "Stormwater 101".
December 16 - Shevelle Olivier, Exec Dir of Mattapan Food & Fitness Coalition and Andres Ripley, NepRWA Greenway Specialist will discuss the partnerships and neighborhood activism that make wonderful things like the beautiful Mattapan Trolley station to Central Ave section of the Neponset Trail happen. Visit neponset.org/watershedwednesday/ or click here to register for "Mattapan Food & Fitness Coalition: A Community Making a Difference".
Friends of the Blue Hills Annual Celebration
Thurs Oct 22 6:30 - 8 PM
Reserve your spot and raffle tickets by Weds 7 PM
Are you a hiker, runner, dog walker or cyclist who appreciates that pedestrian crossing light at the corner of Chickatawbut Rd and Route 28? Thank the Friends for their successful efforts towards getting that light in. Have you been enjoying destressing and hitting the trails even more since COVID? Thank the Friends of the Blue Hills for organizing trail maintenance and invasive-species removal efforts that keep the park looking good (consider joining them in these efforts).
Are you interested in hearing "The Unlikely Thru-Hiker" Derick Lugo enthusiastically speak about his Appalachian Trail thru-hike, as described in his enjoyable memoir? Reserve your virtual seat at the FoBH Annual Celebration by 7 PM Weds 10/21 and you will receive a Zoom link to the event. For more info, visit the Friends of the Blue Hills website.
Virtual Lecture Series
Our Climate Crisis: Research & Action for Change
hosted by the
Blue Hills Climate Action Coalition
Climate Justice and Covid-19:
What can we learn from these intersecting crises?
Thursday, October 29: 4:30pm
Rebecca Herst, Director of the Sustainable Solutions Lab at UMass Boston, will speak about how climate change and Covid-19 are disproportionately impacting historically marginalized communities and strategies for ensuring that our response efforts focus on the people most impacted and keep everyone safe and healthy in our changing climate.
Climate Danger in the Fore River Basin
Thursday, November 12: 6:30pm
The Algonquin (Enbridge) transmission compressor station sited in the Fore River Basin brings many dangers to our region and to our planet. Alice Arena is the founder and president of the Fore River Residents Against the Compressor Station in Weymouth, and she will discuss what a compressor is and does, what it means for our health and safety, and what the push for more methane distribution and use will do to our planet.
The Changing Face of the Blue Hills: Shifting Plant Populations Past, Present and Future
Thursday, December 3: 6:30pm
UMass Biology Professor Rick Kesseli will discuss the habitat and biodiversity changes that have occurred in the Blue Hills over the last couple hundred years as well as current trends and impacts that are affecting the region. We will glimpse into the future and look at where these current climate changes might be taking us.
A Green New Deal for Boston
Thursday, December 17, 6:30 pm
What could the Green New Deal look like at the municipal level? Boston City Councilor and mayoral candidate Michelle Wu will share her recently published 15-point plan to address climate change and the important role municipalities can play in the future of our planet.
Climate Legislation: What’s New and What You Can Do
Thursday, January 7, 6:30 pm
Jacob Stern represents the Sierra Club on Mass Power Forward, a coalition of over 200 environmental leaders, community development organizations, clean energy businesses, faith groups, neighborhood health and safety advocates, and Massachusetts families fighting for our future. The Massachusetts legislature runs on two-year cycles. Jacob will talk about what policies are on the table for the next two years, how the legislative process works, and what residents can do to advocate for strong climate and environmental justice legislation.
Videos of Previous Presentations
Youth in Action on Climate: Sunrise Movement
Recorded Thursday, October 8