Learn more about the Boston Waterfront Initiative and The Trustees with the links and resources below. Questions? Contact

The One Waterfront initiative speaks directly to the heart of the Trustees mission, to the history of our founding, and to our commitment to do pioneering work in the conservation movement now and for years to come.

The Trustees of Reservations view the preservation and conservation of the Massachusetts coastline as a critical piece of the organization's mission.


City Unveils Transformative Plan to Create Resilient, Open Boston Harbor

"We applaud Mayor Walsh for sharing his vision this morning at the Boston Chamber of Commerce Forum to protect Boston's waterfront and the future of this city for the benefit of all. We are pleased to hear his commitment to pledge at least 10% of all new capital spending to climate resilient projects. As our harbor and coast continue to be battered and flooded by storms and rising sea levels, our world class city deserves a world class vision and plan of action -- and the time is now. We all need to work together to make this happen and The Trustees are excited to be a partner with our One Waterfront Initiative to create more resilient, accessible parks and open spaces." – Trustees President and CEO Barbara Erickson.


Open Space Survey Whitepaper

Bostonians address the need for more open spaces in the city, and seek eco-friendly solutions to the waterfront’s climate threats. Read Whitepaper.


Grant Assures a New Vision for Boston's Waterfront

Trustees’ Boston One Waterfront Initiative has taken a significant leap forward as a result of a recent $1.2 million grant from the Barr Foundation. Read more.

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Forward, Marsh! Innovation sparks hope for this critical resource

At over 20,000 acres, the Great Marsh is the largest contiguous stretch of saltmarsh in New England. A complex system of barrier beaches, tidal creeks, uplands, and mudflats, the marsh serves as the foundation of a food pyramid where a host of aquatic life gets its start. Read more.


Advocating for Innovative Open Space

Meet Nick Black, The Trustees’ Managing Director of the One Waterfront Initiative, who took on this new position with the organization. Read more.


Waves of Change: Creating a new coastal future for the State and its Capital

From Charlestown and East Boston to the Seaport, Fort Point and beyond, these are heady days around Boston Harbor. Read more.


Climate Ready Boston

The challenge of climate change is here, in Boston, now. We've seen more frequent flooding on Morrissey Boulevard. We endured the record-setting snowstorms of 2015. And this year we experienced the driest, and one of the hottest, summers in our history. Climate change has influenced all these events. Read more.