Public Program, Walking Tour Fabricated Fenway: The Mixed Legacy of our Invasive Urban Environment 29 July 2017.Saturday, 3:00PM - 4:30PM Harper Grace Mills

The river-choking, horizon-blocking phragmites of the Fens are not the only alien life forms to have overwhelmed the natural landscape of Boston. From the early 19th century Mill Dam that “made” Back Bay out of tidal marshland (currently buried beneath Beacon Street), to the landmark advances of the Esplanade, Storrow Drive, Emerald Necklace, and Kenmore Square, Boston's made environments have been riddled with surprising and sometimes perplexing consequences—for both our physical and social spaces.

Join us for the Fabricated Fenway tour, an overview of urban invasion by every species of good intentions.

This tour is co-sponsored by the Emerald Necklace Conservancy