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Climate Ready East Boston

Last updated: 8/15/17

Climate Ready East Boston

We're creating neighborhood solutions to coastal flooding from sea level rise and storms.

This Climate Ready Boston initiative focuses on East Boston locations that face current and growing risks from coastal flooding and sea level rise. We want to find ways to stop flood pathways while offering other community benefits. In addition to safety, solving coastal flooding will improve quality of life and help our local economy grow. We are exploring short- and long-term options in partnership with residents, businesses, and regional partners.

Physical interventions along the waterfront could include a berm amphitheater, or integrated wetlands, as shown below.

Berm, Amphitheater, and Raised Wetland. Image courtesy of Kleinfelder-Stoss.

Community outreach and engagement activities began in April 2017. These will continue through the end of the project in August 2017. We may build on the solutions we pick in later phases of our work. See key takeaways from our first open house on May 23, 2017, and second open house on July 13, 2017.

Still have questions? Contact:
1 City Hall Square
Room 709
Boston, MA 02201-2031
United States

results from the July Open House

Learn more about open house

Project focus area

View a map of flood pathways in East Boston, and where we're focusing our work in this project.

Download the map


East Boston report

You can find more information about climate change risks in East Boston in our Climate Ready Boston report.

east Boston report

Climate action

Climate preparedness is one way we’re addressing climate change. Learn about our initiatives to reduce pollution that causes climate change.

Community Survey

We’re working with a design team to find solutions we can put in place to stop flood pathways before they reach our communities. This effort is led by the City’s Environment Department, in partnership with the Boston Planning & Development Agency. As we work to explore near and long-term options for East Boston, we want to hear from you.

East Boston survey

We have the knowledge, talent and resources to prepare our neighborhoods and businesses for climate change and will continue to cut carbon emissions, tackling climate change head on.

Mayor Martin J. Walsh


Latest News

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Apr 24

Proposals requested for South Boston waterfront coastal resiliency planning

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Jan 30

Climate Ready Boston - Layer 1, Updated Climate Projections

Greenovate Award Winners 2017
May 4

Become a Climate Ready Boston Leader

CREB Open House, Sandbox
Aug 14

What we heard at the July Climate Ready East Boston open house