Emerald Necklace Conservancy

Leverett Pond, Olmsted Park, Emerald Necklace Conservancy

The mission of the Emerald Necklace Conservancy is to restore and improve the Emerald Necklace for all. The Conservancy connects people and parks and conserves the Emerald Necklace through projects and programs that enrich the visitor experience and restore and renew the landscape, waterways and parkways.

The Emerald Necklace Conservancy is a private non-profit stewardship organization founded in 1997 to maintain, restore and protect the parks of the Emerald Necklace designed by Frederick Law Olmsted for all to explore, use and enjoy. Governed by a board of directors, the Conservancy brings together representatives of both the private and public sectors to carry out these goals. Its activities complement the longstanding initiatives of its public partners, the Boston Parks & Recreation Department, Brookline Parks and Open Space and the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation.


    Photo by Evan Bradley

    Photo by Evan Bradley

    Photo by Evan Bradley

    Fenway Victory Gardens, Photo by Evan Bradley

    Leverett Pond, Muddy River, Boston Side, by Elena Saporta


The Olmsted Network

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