Mayor Walsh announces new resiliency measures to protect East Boston and Charleston from climate change impacts.
Mayor Martin J. Walsh announced on Saturday plans to implement new resiliency measures to protect East Boston and Charlestown from current and future flooding as a result of climate change.
The measures include elevating a section of Main Street in Charlestown, and installing a deployable floodwall across the East Boston Greenway. Both actions and more are outlined in the City of Boston’s Coastal Resilience Solutions For East Boston and Charlestown report, released on Saturday.
“Climate change is here. It’s happening now. This year, we saw its effect in Texas, Florida, Puerto Rico, and across our country and world. In Boston, we are seeing more frequent flooding on our waterfront, especially in East Boston and Charlestown,” said Mayor Walsh. “It’s more important than ever that we work together to make sure our city is ready for the changes ahead.”
The Coastal Resilience Solutions For East Boston and Charlestown report advances the work of Climate Ready Boston, the City’s initiative to develop resilient solutions to prepare Boston for the impacts of climate change.
You can learn more about the report on Boston.gov. The Globe also covered the release event.