MMOC Annual Meeting

The Muddy River Restoration Project Maintenance and Management Oversight Committee (the MMOC) and the Muddy River Cabinet held their annual meeting on Thursday, February 27th at Emmanuel College. Speakers included: Frances Allou Gershwin, MMOC Chair; Scott Acone, Deptuy District Engineer, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New England District; Erin Gallentine, Director of Parks and Open Spaces, Town of Brookline; Chris Cook, Chief of Environment, Energy and Open Space, City of Boston; and Wendy Gendron, Chief, Civil Works Branch, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

The meeting honored Marion Pressley, FASLA, for her dedication and leadership on the restoration of this historic urban waterway. An overview of the (completed) Phase I of the project was presented. During the meeting it was announced that a winning bid had been accepted for Phase II of the Muddy River Restoration Project.

To learn more about “Our Muddy River” and the work of the many community, city, state, and federal partners that have collaborated for many years on this historic project, please visit the MMOC website

Kelly Brilliant, Executive Director of the Fenway Alliance, and Fran Gershwin, Chair of the MMOC, were interviewed on BNN News by Chris Lovett prior to the meeting and provide a good overview of the history of the project and the MMOC. A YouTube clip of the interview is below.

We want to especially thank our hosts and Fenway Alliance member, Emmanuel College, as well as President Sister Janet Eisner and Vice President Molly Honan DiLorenzo for hosting the MMOC 2020 Annual Meeting.