The Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway Conservancy is a private, non-profit corporation dedicated to raising broad-based support to ensure standards of excellence in the design, sustainability and use of the Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway. To secure the Greenway’s future as one of America’s foremost urban parks, the Conservancy will advocate for standards of consistency and excellence in design; manage its operations, working collaboratively to create, finance, promote and coordinate public programs and events; and raise adequate and stable funding to support the long-term sustainability of its public uses.
The Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway will be a first class urban park where people discover beautiful public spaces, human connections and engaging experiences.
When speaking about the landscape, “sustainable” is often used interchangeably with “organic”. The goal of a sustainable landscape is a net-zero “environmental footprint”. A sustainable landscape demonstrates a harmonious relationship between the natural and created environment. Proper soil management, plant health and resilience, air and water quality, and resource conservation are all part of designing, installing and maintaining a sustainable landscape.
Organic practices are the core of a sustainable landscape. Organic means avoiding the use of toxic pesticides, herbicides and fungicides for horticultural care, and avoiding toxic chemicals or compounds for maintaining or repairing hard surfaces.
To be truly sustainable, the Conservancy looks beyond the landscape. Our park environment is closely tied to our social and economic environments. We must use the land and our public spaces in ways that ensure the same or better conditions for future generations.
To us this means beautiful, green healthy landscapes; healthy communities and community building through programming, and the ability to maintain both by securing a responsible, healthy financial base and practices.
“Rangers need to care about the Greenway and be excited about the philosophy of the Conservancy. Rangers need to have strong people-skills, with a strong desire to educate, assist, converse, and at times, cajole folks. Rangers need to have a drive to educate themselves about the Greenway and Boston and in doing so, become the best park ranger they can be. And rangers need to have the altruism to do the advocacy and outreach that needs to be done to help those in need.” - Trina Alexknovitch, Senior Park Ranger
The Greenway Park Ranger Program is supported in part by Citizens Back