FOAMer in the News: Gabby Queenan, Getting Real About Boston’s Dirty Water

“One of the many takeaways I brought with me from teaching at The Ecology School is the mantra that all water is local. Everyone should feel connected to their water system because we are integrally tied to it. This is essential because if people feel connected to their waterways, they are far more likely to want to protect them. I try and push that idea in all of my work in safeguarding our water resources.”
— Gabby Queenan

Gabby is the current Policy Director at the Massachusetts River Alliance (Cambridge, Massachusetts) an organization that works to strengthen statewide river policies in four areas: water quality, stream flow, wildlife habitat, and investment in green infrastructure. As reported by WBUR, her group is pushing for notifications to be sent to the public, not just government entities as currently mandated by Clean Water Act standards. “This is so clear, it’s so obvious,” Queenan says. “There’s sewage going into the water and the public doesn’t know about it. How do you fix that? Create a notification system.” Read the full article on WBUR!

Gabby Queenan

Gabby Queenan

Gabby teaching a beach lesson during her time as an Educator at The Ecology School.

Gabby teaching a beach lesson during her time as an Educator at The Ecology School.

Caitlin BrookeFOAM