Environmental Quality Department
Massachusetts Water Resources Authority
Delivered at 2003 Boston Harbor Islands Science Symposium.
The waters of Boston Harbor surround most of the islands of the Boston Harbor Island national park area. Water quality in the Harbor has shown improvements since wastewater discharges to the Harbor were ended in September 2000. The purpose of this paper is to present some of these improvements.
Did You Know?
Constructed in 1716, Boston Light on Little Brewster Island is the oldest lighthouse site in the country. British forces burned down the original lighthouse when they fled Boston in 1776. It was rebuilt in 1783 and is now open for visitors to Boston Harbor Islands National Recreation Area. More...