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Emerald Necklace Conservancy Annual Meeting

April 27 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

The Emerald Necklace Conservancy will hold its Annual Meeting with the topic “Demystifying the Muddy,” hosting a conversation between Kate England, Director of Green Infrastructure at the City of Boston, Bob Delhome, Founder and President of the Charter Companies, and Karen Mauney-Brodek, President of the Emerald Necklace Conservancy.


Conservancy President Karen Mauney-Brodek will share highlights of the Conservancy’s accomplishments in 2022, before being joined by guest speakers Kate England and Bob Delhome—currently at work on the Muddy River Restoration Project. Kate and Bob will dive into the importance of a clean and healthy Muddy River for the plant and animal species who call it home alongside the dozens of neighborhoods that make up its watershed, and look ahead to the project’s long-term impacts. Delve into the role of the Muddy River as it runs through the Emerald Necklace and empties into the Charles River, and learn about the importance of a healthy watershed for greenspaces and the communities that depend on them.

When: Thursday, April 27, 6-7:30PM

Where: via ZOOM

Register to attend: www.emeraldnecklace.org/event/2023-annual-meeting/

Kate England, GIP, ENV SP
Director of Green Infrastructure, City of Boston
Kate England has a background in engineering, landscape architecture, planning and policy and has worked in the public sector in and around Boston for most of her career. Kate was appointed by Mayor Wu in July 2022 to facilitate widespread implementation of green infrastructure (GI) and help pursue the resilience goals outlined in Boston’s Green New Deal. Prior to joining the City, Kate worked for the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) where she served as the Regional Engineer for the Boston Region. She then went on to become a Regional Planner, chaired one of DCR’s Climate Action Teams and worked on green infrastructure, resilience and ecological restoration projects across the state. Kate also previously worked for the Boston Water and Sewer Commission where she managed the Commission’s green infrastructure projects through planning, design, construction, maintenance and monitoring. Kate holds two Bachelor’s degrees from Northeastern University, as well as a Master’s degree from Brown University.

Bob Delhome
Founder and President, Charter Companies
Bob is an award-winning real estate development and construction executive, with expertise in civil construction, environmental remediation, and the development of distressed real estate. As founder and President, Bob has led the Charter Companies since inception. What began as a start-up in 1997 is now a multi-faceted environmental, civil construction and real estate development firm that continues to grow and evolve.

Charter Contracting Company, LLC is an environmental remediation and civil construction company committed to building partnerships with our valued clients. These relationships are built on the trust earned by successfully executing the work with an emphasis on quality and safety, attentive project management, and a commitment to working collaboratively. Charter excels when challenged with complicated, high visibility projects involving multiple stakeholders, and has completed some of the region’s most complex environmental remediation projects on both land and water, involving a wide range of contaminant types. From the implementation of large-scale excavation and demolition projects, to the precision dredging of contaminated sediments, Charter has developed proven project management skills and the necessary qualifications to perform with confidence on the most challenging remediation projects.

About the Emerald Necklace Conservancy
The Emerald Necklace Conservancy is a community-supported non-profit founded in 1998 to steward and champion the Emerald Necklace, Boston’s largest park system of seven distinct parks designed by Frederick Law Olmsted to connect over a dozen neighborhoods with 1,100 acres of meadows, woodlands, waterways, paths and parkways. Working with civic and neighborhood partners, the Conservancy strengthens parks, people and policy by advocating for the Emerald Necklace and advancing access, maintenance and restoration, park stewardship and education through volunteer and youth programs and inclusive public programming. The parks serve as a healing respite from the city, a valuable commuting connector and a community convener for more than one million residents and tourists each year, and have taken on a special significance as a safe and socially distanced destination for recreation and reconnection since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. www.emeraldnecklace.org


April 27
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm


Jamaica Plain, MA 02130 United States + Google Map

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