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Harbor Group Doles out $200K to Create Better Beaches

Story at Banker & Tradesman State House News Service The type of sand sculptures showcased on Revere Beach in July will populate other beaches this year and an artist from San Francisco will turn one seaside expanse into a temporary work of art. Save the Harbor/Save the Bay on Saturday plans to announce a total of about $204,000 that will help fund 35 different programs on the sandy shores that ring Boston Harbor. One grant will help fund free swimming and kayak lessons at Carson Beach in South Boston available to youth groups around the region, along with a beach soccer clinic, said Bruce Berman, of Save the Harbor/Save the Bay. The non-profit received $190,000 from the state and raised additional funds on its own for the programs in nine communities, supporting 70 different free public events. “The Better Beaches Program grants offer a tremendous amount of value by financially …

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