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A Tour Of The Boston Harbor With Soon-Departing Vivien Li10:45
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Since 1991, Vivien Li has been focused on one thing: the Boston Harbor. For the last 24 years, she's been the president of the Boston Harbor Association, the city's No. 1 advocate for the cleanup and redevelopment of Boston's waterfront.

Now, Li will be leaving Boston in September for Pittsburgh to work for Riverlife. Before she leaves, we took a trip with her around the harbor to talk about her accomplishments and the waterfront's transformation.

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Vivien Li, president of the Boston Harbor Association. She tweets @vlitbha.

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The Boston Globe: Boston Harbor Leader Vivien Li Takes Pittsburgh Position

  • Li was instrumental in the dramatic transformation of Boston’s waterfront, lobbying effectively to clean up the harbor’s waters and then working to preserve public access to the shoreline amid the development that followed. Her blessing was highly sought by the developers building a skyline along the city’s waterfront.
Employees of the Boston Harbor Cruises gathered to wish Vivien Li farewell from her job at the Boston Harbor Association. (Anthony Brooks/WBUR)
Employees of the Boston Harbor Cruises gathered to wish Vivien Li farewell from her job at the Boston Harbor Association. (Anthony Brooks/WBUR)
The fire engine boats were out to celebrate the docking of the USS James, a new Coast Guard cutter. (Anthony Brooks/WBUR)
The fire engine boats were out to celebrate the docking of the USS James, a new Coast Guard cutter. (Anthony Brooks/WBUR)

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