June 3, 2021

Boston Harborwalk

Boston Harborwalk is a public walkway that follows the edge of piers, wharves, beaches, and shoreline around Boston Harbor. When fully completed it will extend a distance of 47 miles (76 km) from East Boston to the Neponset River.[1] The Harborwalk is a cooperative project of the City of Boston,[2] the Boston Planning and Development Agency,[3] the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection,[4] The Boston Harbor Association,[1] and …

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Marine Life in Boston – Pier 5 contributes to the our community and harbor.

Massachusetts Chapter 91 shoreline regulations seek to preserve and enhance our tidal wetlands and enhance our aquatic environments while fostering planned community growth and vitality. Regarding tidal wetlands under pier 5.  The water is deep. As is typical of deep water ports, the shoreline is vertical not estuarian. The 100 foot from shoreline intertidal zone definition …

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Grants National Science Foundation

Research is often driven by a compelling societal or scientific challenge; however, it may take the research community years to develop a solution. To deliver tangible solutions that have a nation-wide societal impact and at an accelerated pace, the NSF Convergence Accelerator brings together multiple disciplines, expertise, and cross-cutting partnerships to develop solutions through a …

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Flood Maps COASTAL RESILIENCE TRACKER https://boston.maps.arcgis.com/apps/Cascade/index.html?appid=c438a8a66e9d470b8b305a973fc192f7 CLIMATE READY MAP EXPLORER Climate Ready Boston Map Explorer COASTAL FLOOD RESILIENCE DESIGN GUIDLINES Coastal Flood Resilience Design Guidelines CLIMATE READY MAP EXPLORER https://www.boston.gov/departments/environment/climate-ready-boston-map-explorer 2010 Greenway District Planning Study Use and Development Guidelines. *Charlestown not included. CoMap https://www.google.com/search?q=figure%2068%20Charlestown%20Navy%20Yard%20Open%20Space%20Master%20Plan&tbm=isch&tbs=rimg:CcQbr4x7ncmgYT4pSjGdE_1OO&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0CBsQuIIBahcKEwjIwcaswp3wAhUAAAAAHQAAAAAQAg&biw=1440&bih=707 BPDA INTERACTIVE MAP  BPDA Launches Interactive Map BPDA OWNED LAND BPDA …


Federal Emergency Management Agency Vision

FEMA’s Priorities for 2020 and Beyond: Coordinating Mission and Vision https://www.fema.gov/fact-sheet/femas-priorities-2020-and-beyond-coordinating-mission-and-vision  FEMA’s Risk Rating 2.0 Framework Will Alter Flood Insurance Rates https://nahbnow.com/2021/04/femas-risk-rating-2-0-framework-will-alter-flood-insurance-rates/ 2018-2022 FEMA  Strategic Plan https://www.fema.gov/sites/default/files/2020-03/fema-strategic-plan_2018-2022.pdf  Construction within FEMA Floodways and Floodplains – Things to Keep in Mind https://blog.rsandh.com/construction-within-fema-floodways-and-floodplains-things-to-keep-in-mind

Emulate Fellow Cities

Emulate Neighboring Cities COASTAL RESILIENCE SOLUTIONS FOR EAST BOSTON AND CHARLESTOWN Partners emulate: https://resilientcitiesnetwork.org/partners/Fundraising Website to emulate: https://www.globalgreen.org/ourcitiescoalition/ Cities are urgently implementing safeguards against the threats posed by climate change and sea level rise. We hope that the City and State will help the BPDA do the right thing. All together we can advance adaptive …

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