Council members, candidates take Eastie waterfront tour

On October 15 the Coalition for a Resilient and Inclusive Waterfront, an alliance of more than 45 organizations from across Boston focused on the pressing issues facing Boston’s harbor, islands, and rivers, hosted a series of waterfront walking tours for Boston City Council members and candidates to engage the city’s current and possible future leaders in a conversation about how to create a more resilient, accessible, inclusive, and economically vibrant waterfront.

The tours took place from Central Square to Piers Park on the East Boston waterfront as well as along the Fort Point Channel, the Neponset River in Dorchester and Mattapan, at Moakley Park in South Boston.

“The Coalition is committed to addressing the challenges facing all of Boston’s rivers from the Mystic to the Charles to the Neponset and its harbor and islands,” said the Coalition in a statement. “Attending city councilors, council candidates, and Coalition members discussed the unique challenges and opportunities facing different neighborhoods along the waterfront, as well as the bigger picture issues — from making the waterfront a more welcoming place for all communities, to preparing for sea level rise and climate change, to supporting the working waterfront.”

The Coalition for a Resilient and Inclusive Waterfront launched in June with the mission of bringing the pressing issues facing Boston’s harbor and rivers to the forefront of the public conversation during the 2021 municipal election cycle. As a part of its June announcement, the Coalition released a poll conducted by MassINC exploring voter attitudes towards a host of waterfront-related issues. To view the poll, click here.

In July, the Coalition for a Resilient and Inclusive Waterfront held a Mayoral Candidate Forum at the New England Aquarium.

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