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. To steward the Emerald Necklace’s 1,100 acres of parkland extending from Boston’s Back Bay through Brookline and Jamaica Plain to Franklin Park in Dorchester, the Conservancy collaborates with its partners on advocacy, maintenance and restoration, education and access and promoting park stewardship through volunteer and youth programs.

The park system the Conservancy stewards sits within the ancestral and unceded territory of the Massachusett people. For millennia before and in the centuries since Frederick Law Olmsted designed this park system for a rapidly industrializing city, these lands and waters have served as a site of exchange for communities including the Massachusett, Wampanoag and Nipmuc peoples.

Sustainable Development Goals
2 People | 2 Impacts | 9 Hours

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