Tuesday, July 16, 2013
Victory for the Charles!
This Saturday, the Charles River opened for swimming! For the first time in over 50 years we had public swimming. This event was organized by the Charles River Conservancy, who also led the effort to bring swimming back to the river over the past years. My research group has helped out by doing some water quality monitoring at potential (ahem actual!) swimming sites. Of course I had to participate. And you know what? It was wonderfully refreshing! And surprisingly so! I didn’t even realize and I wonder if all those people on the Esplanade realize that there is a cool and refreshing (and swimmable) river just a few feet from where we sweat in the sun. The plan is to do more of this, and I think this would significantly improve the quality of life in Boston!
See the article on the NU news blog here:http://www.northeastern.edu/news/2013/07/love-that-clean-water/
Read the article in the Boston Globe here:http://www.boston.com/metrodesk/2013/07/13/charles-river-opens-for-public-swim-for-first-time-since/4tgCdQ1cONXeN6SPvhe6rI/story.html
Visit the swimming page at the Charles River Conservancy here:http://www.thecharles.org/projects-and-programs/swimmable-charles/