The original Restoration Project Plan details a comprehensive maintenance program that reflects the historic design intent and the future protection of our treasured urban greenspace.

Permits and Documentation

2011 - Chapter 91 Waterways License to dredge 700 feet (Phase 1) of the Muddy River

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Date: 7/18/11

Authors: Mass Department of Environmental Protection (DEP)

2011 - Site Plans

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Date: 7/18/11

Authors: Mass Department of Environmental Protection (DEP)

2011 - Cross Sections

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Date: 7/18/11

Authors: Mass Department of Environmental Protection (DEP)

2011 - Elevations

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Date: 7/18/11

Authors: Mass Department of Environmental Protection (DEP)

2011 - Project Partnership Agreement between the Department of the Army EEA, DCR, Boston and Brookline for Construction of the Muddy River Flood Risk Management and Environmental Restoration Project

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Date: 2/17/11

Authors: U. S. Army Corps of Engineers, EEA, DCR, Boston and Brookline

2009 - Memorandum of Understanding between the EOEEA, EOAF, Boston and Brookline, defining funding obligations and establishing a long-term Maintenance and Management Program

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Date: 8/5/09

Authors: EOEEA, EOAF, City of Boston and Town of Brookline

2008 - Annual Update (as required by Secretary’s certificate)

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Date: 4/8/08

Authors: City of Boston, Town of Brookline

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Date: 6/7/07

Authors: Department of Conservation and Recreation, City of Boston, Town of Brookline, Emerald Necklace Conservancy, and MMOC

2005 - Certificate of the Secretary of Environmental Affairs on the SFEIRAmong other things approves the performance-based Maintenance and Management Plan included in the SFEIR

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Date: 4/1/05

Authors: EOEA, Secretary Ellen Roy Herzfelder

2005 - Supplemental Final Environmental Impact Report (SFEIR) submitted to MEPA.

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Includes Maintenance and Management Plan – The Muddy River Parks of the Emerald Necklace for the Muddy River Restoration Project

Date: 2/23/05

Authors: City of Boston, Town of Brookline

2004 - Muddy River Parks Management and Maintenance Plan.

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The purpose of this Management and Maintenance Plan is to provide a blueprint for the stewardship of the Muddy River parks managed by Boston, Brookline and the DCR, balancing historic landscape preservation, cultural programming and both active and passive recreation

Date: October, 2004

Authors: City of Boston, Town of Brookline

2003 - Certificate of the Secretary of Environmental Affairs on the FEIR

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Date: May, 2003

Authors: EOEA, Secretary Ellen Roy Herzfelder

2003 - Final Environmental Impact Report (FEIR) submitted to MEPA

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Date: February, 2003

Authors: City of Boston, Town of Brookline

2002 - Phase One Waiver, Final Record of Decision

Date: July, 2002

Authors: EOEA, Secretary Bob Durand

2002 - Certificate of the Secretary of Environmental Affairs on the Draft Environmental Impact Report

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Date: April, 2002

Authors: EOEA, Secretary Bob Durand

2002 - Phase One Waiver, Draft Record of Decision. Permitting the work in Charlesgate to proceed

Date: April, 2002

Authors: EOEA, Secretary Bob Durand

2002 - Permits: Phase 1 Muddy River Flood Control, Water Quality and Habitat Enhancement, and Historic Preservation Project

Date: October, 2002

Authors: City of Boston, Town of Brookline

2001 - The Emerald Necklace Parks Master Plan: Back Bay Fens, The Riverway, Olmsted Park, Jamaica Pond

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Date: April, 2001

Authors: Mass DCR, Prepared by Walmsey, Pressley Joint Venture (1989); Pressley Associates (2001)

2001 - Draft Environmental Impact Report: Phase 1 Muddy River Flood Control, Water Quality and Habitat Enhancement, and Historic Preservation Project.

Date: December, 2001

Authors: City of Boston, Town of Brookline, Prepared by Camp Dresser & McKee in association with Jason M. Cortell & Associates, Pressley Associates, Vanasse Hangen Brustlin

1999 - Memorandum of Understanding

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Memorandum of Understanding between City of Boston, Town of Brookline, Executive Office of Environmental Affairs (EOEA), Department of Environmental Management (DEM now part of DCR), Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency (MEMA), Boston Water and Sewer Commission (BWSC) regarding funding and administering of the Project. Proponents commit to long term maintenance of project area pursuant to a maintenance and management plan to be approved by the Secretary of Environmental Affairs.

Date: November, 1999

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Parties to the Agreement
1999 - Memorandum of Understanding

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Memorandum of Agreement between the City of Boston and the Town of Brookline relating to project: Boston Parks and Recreation Department (BRPD) to act as lead agency in management & implementation of project

Date: June, 1999

Authors: Parties to the Agreement

1999 - Certificate of the Secretary of Environmental Affairs on the ENF Requires an EIR and that EIR includes a maintenance and management plan

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Memorandum of Agreement between the City of Boston and the Town of Brookline relating to project: Boston Parks and Recreation Department (BRPD) to act as lead agency in management & implementation of project

Date: April, 1999

Authors: EOEA, Secretary Bob Durand

1999 - Certificate of the Secretary of Environmental Affairs Establishing a Special Review Procedure

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Date: April, 1999

Authors: EOEA, Secretary Bob Durand

1999 - Environmental Notification Form
Download Environmental Notification Form (ENF) for the Emerald Necklace Environmental Improvement Master Plan and Phase 1 Muddy River Flood Control, Water Quality, Habitat Enhancement and Historic Preservation Project submitted for MEPA review EOEA File No. 11865 Date: Early, 1999 Proponents: City of Boston Parks and Recreation Department, and Town of Brookline Department of Public Works (Parks & Recreation Division)

The MMOC looks forward to participating in National Invasive Species Week, International Mud Day, Opening our Doors, Earth Day, National Pollinator Week, our annual Muddy River Symposium in partnership with the Colleges of the Fenway, and more.

Our member organizations support a robust array of environmental causes, from climate resilience and preservation of the urban tree canopy to environmental justice. Contact them for more information. 

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