Emerald Necklace Conservancy

The Emerald Necklace Conservancy was created to protect, restore, maintain and promote the landscape, waterways and parkways of the Emerald Necklace park system as special places for people to visit and enjoy. Conservancy volunteers give over 20,000 hours annually for restoration and maintenance projects, as well as organizing events for the public.

The Esplanade Association

The Esplanade Association partners with the Department of Conservation and Recreation to ensure the Charles River Esplanade is a world-class park. The Association works to preserve the Esplanade's historical integrity, improve its physical facilities and landscape, and sponsor cultural, educational and recreational programs.

Friends of the Public Garden

A membership organization open to all, the Friends was founded in 1970 by concerned citizens. Working closely with the Boston Parks Department, the Friends works as staunch advocates to protect and improve Boston's first public parks – the Boston Common, Public Garden, and Commonwealth Avenue Mall.

Boston Cyclists Union

An advocacy organization for promoting safe bicycling in Boston.

Boston Harbor Island Alliance

A partnership of Federal, Massachusetts  and Boston governments, and non-profits to promote access and restore many of the Islands in Boston Harbor.   The Alliance supports a ferry service to many of the islands.

Boston Natural Areas Network

Works to promote communtiy organizing and ownership of natural areas in Boston.

Community Boating

Provides free lessons and sailing to children in Boston.  Sailing for adults provided a low cost. Most of the the sailboats you see on the Charles River between Harvard Bridge and Longfellow Bridge belong to Community Boating.  Sailing is provided for the handicapped.

Charles River Clean Up Boat

Have you noticed that there isn't any trash in the Charles River ?  That's because the Charles River Cleanup Boat has taken it all out !  Volunteer to spend a day on the Charles River - while you enjoy a pleasant boat ride on the river, you will have the satisfaction of helping to keep the Charles clean.

Franklin Park Coalition

Stewards of the largest of the Olmstead parks in Boston.  Advocacy, programs, and restoration.

Livable Streets Alliance

Promotes a well balanced and sustainable transportation system for Boston.


State wide organization for advocating for safe and convenient bicycling throughtout Massachusetts.

Walk Boston

Dedicated to improving walking conditions and pedestrian needs a basic part of the transportation dialog.

Trustees of the Reservations

An excellent organization that protects land the most permanent way - when they learn of a site that should be protected forever they buy it.  And then keep it in excellent shape. Owners of Crane's Beach, Naumkeag, World's End, and many other properties.

Charles River Conservancy

Charles River Watershed Association

Sudbury Valley Trustees

Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway

City Parks Alliance

Trust For Public Land

Rails-To-Trails Conservancy