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The 18th Annual Muddy River Symposium: Fenway News Spotlight

Kudos to The Fenway News and contributor Leslie Pond for in-depth coverage of the April 10th Muddy River Symposium, a partnership between the MMOC and the Colleges of the Fenway. Pond’s article highlights the newly established Frances Allou Gershwin Local Social Action Award, inaugurated this year to honor student research that exemplifies big-picture commitment to tangible impact close to home.

Pond writes, “Fran Gershwin, who died last year, was a visionary force in establishing the framework for the Restoration Project and led the MMOC almost to the project’s completion. A dedicated parks advocate in Massachusetts and nationwide, she was passionate about restoring the Muddy River and bringing the next generation of environmental activists into the work of advocating for healthy urban parks and waterways. Her steadfast leadership ensured that the federal, state city, and town partners were aligned and that their decades-long collaboration reflected Frederick Law Olmsted’s original design intentions.”

Read the full article from the May issue of The Fenway News, including excerpts from the winning research in Sustainability Science, Environmental Justice, and Water.

Congrats to all the student scientists!