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September 20, 2020
Boston Harbor Now Gets $35K and Free Promotional Support
Boston Harbor Now

August 10, 2020 — Boston Harbor Now, a Boston-based nonprofit that is working to ensure a sustainable future for Boston's harbor, waterfront, and islands, recently was awarded a $35,000 grant and free promotional and volunteer support from Citizens Bank and New England Cable News .

In addition to the unrestricted grant made in connection with the Champion in Action program run by the bank and New England Cable News (NECN), Boston Harbor Now (BHN) will also receive media coverage from NECN, including features and public service announcements; volunteer support from Citizens Bank employees; complimentary membership to the Massachusetts Nonprofit Network; promotional support highlighting the organization in Citizens Bank branches; and exposure on the Citizens Bank and NECN websites.

“Boston Harbor Now is working tirelessly to protect and strengthen Boston’s waterfront, harbor and islands,” said Jerry Sargent, president, Citizens Bank, Massachusetts. “Through collaboration, community access programming and robust educational resources, BHN is forging authentic connections between our neighbors and the environment.”

BHN President and CEO Kathy Abbott said the award was especially important at time when waterfront and public parks and open spaces "have become critically important to our physical, mental and emotional health."

"Accessibility to the beauty of our waterfronts for everyone in the community is what sets Boston apart,” said Chris Wayland, president and general manager of NECN. “We are grateful to Boston Harbor Now for their renowned work of inclusion and low cost events provided to all residents and visitors who step foot on our coastal lands.”

BHN was formed in 2016 as a result of a merger between the Boston Harbor Island Alliance and the Boston Harbor Association, building on 60 years of collective work advocating for the Boston Harbor cleanup, creating and co-managing the Boston Harbor Islands National and State Park and establishing the Boston Harborwalk.

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