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Emerald Ash Borer information webinar (6 p.m. session)

The Emerald Ash Borer is in Boston. Learn how the City of Boston is protecting our ash trees and what you can do to help.

Emerald Ash Borer is an invasive beetle that lays eggs on the bark of ash trees. Upon hatching, the larvae burrow deeper in the tree, killing it. The pest only feeds on ash trees. Learn about the measures we're taking to slow the spread and protect Boston’s public street trees from the Emerald Ash Borer —and how you can get involved.

Interpretation and translation services are available to you at no cost. Please contact the Parks Department by phone at 617-335-3856 or email parks@boston.gov if you cannot attend this meeting, have any questions or comments, or if you need interpretation services, translated materials, or disability accommodations.

6:00pm
Online via Zoom
Boston, MA
Price:
FREE
Contact:
Parks and Recreation Department
Neighborhood:
Citywide
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Emerald Ash Borer information webinar (noon session)

The Emerald Ash Borer is in Boston. Learn how the City of Boston is protecting our ash trees and what you can do to help.

Emerald Ash Borer is an invasive beetle that lays eggs on the bark of ash trees. Upon hatching, the larvae burrow deeper in the tree, killing it. The pest only feeds on ash trees. Learn about the measures we're taking to slow the spread and protect Boston’s public street trees from the Emerald Ash Borer —and how you can get involved.

Interpretation and translation services are available to you at no cost. Please contact the Parks Department by phone at 617-335-3856 or email parks@boston.gov if you cannot attend this meeting, have any questions or comments, or if you need interpretation services, translated materials, or disability accommodations.

12:00pm - 1:00pm
Online via Zoom
Boston, MA
Price:
FREE
Contact:
Boston Parks and Recreation Department
Neighborhood:
Citywide
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Boston youth heat resilience workshop

Join the City of Boston's Environment Department for a virtual beat the heat workshop. We want to hear your ideas about climate change and heat resilience in Boston!

Calling all Gen Zs and Millenials! Are you looking for ways to support climate action in your neighborhood? Join the Boston youth heat resilience workshop to support strategies that will prepare our communities for the impacts of extreme heat.

RSVP for the event

  • Learn about extreme heat risks, and discuss the ways neighborhood characteristics can affect heat
  • We also want to hear from you. Share the ways you stay cool in summer when it's hot and your creative ideas to keep Boston cool.

The Climate Ready Boston team is working to protect Boston from the impacts of climate change, like extreme heat. You can take action by sharing your ideas to help inform the solutions. Together our plan will develop solutions to cool the city and keep Bostonians safe.

Today in Boston, we have around 11 days a year where it's more than 90 degrees outside. By 2030, we could have 20 to 40 days above 90 degrees with up to 5 days above 100 degrees. By 2070, we could have anywhere from 25 to 90 days above 90 degrees, with up to 33 days above 100 degrees!

During this meeting we will focus on the hotter spots and cool spots in Boston, talk about the factors that contribute to the conditions, and brainstorm opportunities to reduce extreme heat and build resilience together. Learn more on the project website.

6:00pm - 7:00pm
Online via Zoom
Boston,
Price:
FREE
Contact:
climate.ready@boston.gov
Neighborhood:
Citywide
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BERDO 2.0 virtual discussion session

Share your thoughts regarding BERDO 2.0, a proposed policy to set carbon targets for existing large buildings.

The City is welcoming feedback about Docket #0775, Ordinance Amending City of Boston Code, Ordinances, Chapter VII, Sections 7-2.1 and 7-2.2, Building Energy Reporting and Disclosure (BERDO).

Join the City of Boston's Environment Department and City Councilor Matt O'Malley's office for a discussion session dedicated to exploring your feedback in greater detail.

You may also use this online public comment form to share your questions and suggestions about the proposed ordinance. Note: if you have already submitted a public comment, you do not need to resubmit.

If you have language access requests, please reach out to katherine.eshel@boston.gov.

5:30pm - 7:30pm
Price:
FREE
Contact:
Katherine Eshel
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Join the Climate Ready East Boston/ Charlestown virtual open house

Join the Climate Ready Boston team to learn about the second phase of planning for coastal resilience solutions and share your feedback.

The City of Boston’s Climate Ready Boston team has launched the next phase of the neighborhood coastal resilience planning process for East Boston and Charlestown. This study seeks to expand the analysis of the neighborhoods to areas not covered in the 2017 Phase I study and provide ways to build on the neighborhood flood protection ideas. At the first Open House we introduced the project, discussed coastal flood risks facing the communities, and examined different ways that these risks might be addressed.-

Check out the bottom of this page for videos that introduce the project and explain coastal risks in East Boston and Charlestown.

At this second community virtual Open House, we will talk about preliminary recommendations for flood protection in each neighborhood, discuss how community and stakeholder input informed these recommendations, and ask you for feedback as we continue refining the recommendations.

Register here

The dark red dashed line on the map below shows the Phase II study area in Charlestown, which includes the Little Mystic Channel and the Charlestown Navy Yard.


		Climate Ready East Boston and Charlestown Open House #2 image

The dark red dashed line on the map below shows the Phase II study area in East Boston, which includes Chelsea Creek, Constitution Beach, and Belle Isle Marsh.


		Climate Ready East Boston and Charlestown Open House #2 image

We look forward to seeing you! If you have any questions for the project team, please email catherine.mccandless2@boston.gov.

6:00pm - 8:00pm
Virtual Event
Boston,
Price:
FREE
Contact:
catherine.mccandless2@boston.gov
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Grand Opening of the West 2nd Street Park and community garden

Long-vacant City of Boston Parcel transformed into a beautiful community gathering space.

Join us as we cut the ribbon on over 16,000 square feet of new park and community garden space that includes both active and passive areas, along with design features such as:

  • a patio area
  • trees
  • benches
  • flower containers, and
  • 21 community garden plots providing shared amenities, like compost bins and a tool shed.
11:00am - 12:00pm
175 West 2nd Street
South Boston, MA
Price:
FREE
Contact:
Liz Sullivan
Neighborhood:
South Boston
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Wild Wednesday Gladeside

Join us for an in-person hike for the Wild Wednesday series.

Come join us for a walk in the woods on Wednesdays throughout the summer. Hikes will be approximately one hour long for one to two miles in different wilderness areas of Boston.

Walks will be led by a Park Ranger or Boston Park employee and will include some interpretive programming and discussion of the park's unique attributes, flora, fauna, or historical topics.

Pre-registration is required and space is limited.

Register for the event

3:00pm - 4:00pm
Gladeside
Boston, MA
Price:
FREE
Contact:
Hike Leader
Neighborhood:
Mattapan
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Wild Wednesday: Allandale Woods

Join us for an in-person hike for the Wild Wednesday series.

Come join us for a walk in the woods on Wednesdays throughout the summer. Hikes will be approximately one hour long for one to two miles in different wilderness areas of Boston.

Walks will be led by a Park Ranger or Boston Park employee and will include some interpretive programming and discussion of the park's unique attributes, flora, fauna, or historical topics.

Pre-registration is required and space is limited.

Register for the event

3:00pm - 4:00pm
Allandale Woods
Boston,
Price:
FREE
Contact:
Hike Leader
Neighborhood:
West Roxbury
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Wild Wednesday: Franklin Park

Update: Registration is now closed.

Come join us for a walk in the woods on Wednesdays throughout the summer. Hikes will be approximately one hour long for one to two miles in different wilderness areas of Boston.

Walks will be led by a Park Ranger or Boston Park employee and will include some interpretive programming and discussion of the park's unique attributes, flora, fauna, or historical topics. The Franklin Park tour will focus on the ruins of the park.

Register for the event

3:00pm - 4:00pm
Franklin Park
Boston,
Price:
FREE
Contact:
Hike Leader
Neighborhood:
Dorchester
Jamaica Plain
Roxbury
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Community Clean Air Grant Webinar

Join us to ask any questions you may have about how to apply to the Community Clean Air grant.

The Air Pollution Control Commission administers programs that promote clean air. The Community Clean Air grant program will fund and bring visibility to community-driven projects that reduce air pollution and carbon emissions. The projects will help achieve Boston’s goal of carbon neutrality by 2050 and bring short-term benefits to our neighborhoods.

Do you have a question about your application? Do you need help applying?

Register here

5:30pm - 6:30pm
Virtual
Boston, 02201-2006
Price:
FREE
Contact:
apcc@boston.gov
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