Featured Meetings

Boston Groundwater Trust Update at Neighborhood Council Meeting

Boston Groundwater Trust Executive Director Christian Simonelli presented an update on the Trust’s work monitoring the city’s groundwater levels at the November Neighborhood Council (NEWNC) meeting. Boston Groundwater Trust¬†(BGwT) was established in 1986 to monitor groundwater levels in the city where there are wood piling supported buildings to make sure water levels remain above these Read More…

Health & Environment Real Estate

Underneath Boston: A City Built on Wood Piles Preserved by Groundwater

Boston Groundwater Trust (BGwT) has been working underneath the scenes to preserve the structural integrity of Boston since 1986, monitoring groundwater levels to be sure the wood pilings holding up businesses and homes in several neighborhoods remain strong. To understand the importance of BGwT, one must look all the way back to 1630, when Boston Read More…