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Age Minimum (with Adult): 18+, Minimum Age:18+, Orientation Required

Conserving Condor Street Urban Wild

The Condor Street Urban Wild is a waterfront natural area and park in East Boston abutting the inner harbor shipping channel of Chelsea Creek and all of its marine industrial uses. Adjacent to a great new playground, this open area is a monument to the value of open space in a congested, low income, urban neighborhood. The Condor Street Urban Wild should be more aptly named phoenix after the mythical bird that rose from the ashes. For more than a century, this 4.5 acre site was used for heavy industry. Now it is a thriving greenspace!

By the 1980’s, the contaminated site was an urban brown-field. Designated as a remediation project during the Big Dig,
the site had tons of metal, tires concrete and asphalt removed. The area was capped and redeveloped as a functioning coastal habitat with a salt marsh, tidal flats and an upland meadow. Opened to the public in 2003, the natural area also has walking paths, a boardwalk and a viewing platform overlooking the Chelsea Creek estuary.

Events here include litter clean-up, the removal of flotsam from wetlands, and pruning and mulching the young trees on this Boston Parks property. 

September 23-29 is Climate Preparedness Week! After helping out at this coastal park, walk over to the East Boston Library for a Community Conversation on climate impacts in the area. The session is from 3-4:30 PM at the East Boston Library, 365 S Bremen St, Boston, MA 02128.This event is sponsored by the New England Aquarium and the Community Advancing Science Literacy City Teams, Piers Park Sailing Center, Eastie Farm, The Harborkeepers, and Zumix. Refreshments will be provided.

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