• Lush vegetation on the top of Spectacle Island's North drumlin dominates the foreground. Boston's skyline can be seen in the distance.  The park's logo with tag line minutes away, worlds apart empashises the stark contrast between the city and islands.

    Boston Harbor Islands

    National Recreation Area Massachusetts

Boston Harbor Islands Advisory Council: Meetings

The Boston Harbor Islands Advisory Council meets approximately four times a year. Public notice is given for each meeting, including published notice in the Federal Register. All Council meetings are open to the public and listed on the meetings calendar. Public workshops, or "study sessions," may be occasionally held for background on matters that will be coming before the Council at a regular meeting. The March meeting is the annual meeting of the Advisory Council, and includes election of officers.

Record of Advisory Council discussions and votes are contained in the meeting minutes.

2013
» March 6, 2013 [PDF 170KB]
» June 5, 2013 [PDF 152KB]
» September 11, 2013 [PDF 22KB]
» December 4, 2013 [PDF 22KB]


2012
» March 7, 2012 [PDF 22KB]
» June 6, 2012 [PDF 24KB]
» September 12, 2012 [PDF 165KB]
» December 5, 2012 [PDF 149KB]


2011
» March 3, 2011 [PDF 18KB]
» June 1, 2011 [PDF 20KB]
» September 14, 2011 [PDF 20KB]
» December 7, 2011 [PDF 20KB]


2010
» March 3, 2010 [PDF 23KB]
» June 2, 2010 [PDF 24KB]
» September 15, 2010 [PDF 16KB]
» December 1, 2010 [PDF 18KB]



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Did You Know?

Bembidion nigrpiceum

Scientists have recently identified a beach-dwelling ground beetle at Boston Harbor Islands that has not been seen in North America for over 100 years. It is believed the beetle, Bembmidion nigropiceum, was brought to Boston from Europe in the 1800s via ship ballasts.