Six local organizations have been awarded a total of $15,000 for programming in and around Nantasket Beach this year as part of Save the Harbor/Save the Bay’s Better Beaches Program.
In all, 62 organizations shared in $250,000 in grants that will support 100 free events and programs from Nahant to Nantasket, in partnership with the state Department of Conservation and Recreation
This year’s grant recipients include Friends of Nantasket Beach for summer programs, Friends of the Paragon Carousel’s youth talent showcase and Friday morning story times, Hull-Nantasket Chamber of Commerce’s Hull-O Trolley and Endless Summer Waterfront Festival, Latifa Ziyad’s Afro-Arabian Nights, Soca Hikes’ Wellness Day, and the Hull Lifesaving Museum’s Harbor Illumination.
The grants were announced on Saturday, June 11 in Boston. Last year, the Better Beaches Program supported more than 60 organizations in nine waterfront communities from Nahant to Nantasket with events including festivals, movie nights, concerts, and beach parties. Save the Harbor has invested nearly $1.75 million to support free beach events and programs since beginning its partnership with DCR in 2007.
“The metropolitan beaches are extraordinary assets that belong to all the people of our region,” said Chris Mancini, executive director of Save the Harbor/Save the Bay. “We’re proud to fund free community events led by organizations that celebrate and represent our communities’ cultural and racial diversity, and what we have in common: we love our beaches.”
“DCR is proud of our Better Beaches Program partnership with Save the Harbor/Save the Bay,” said Acting DCR Commissioner Stephanie Cooper. “We are all looking forward to another great season of free events and programs on DCR’s beaches from Nahant to Nantasket.”
To learn more about Save the Harbor/Save the Bay, visit www.savetheharbor.org.