Climate Ready East Boston
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.
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.
View a map of flood pathways in East Boston, and where we're focusing our work in this project.
You can find more information about climate change risks in East Boston in our Climate Ready Boston report.
Climate preparedness is one way we’re addressing climate change. Learn about our initiatives to reduce pollution that causes climate change.
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.
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.