May 23, 2011
The Environmental Chelsea Creek Crew (E3C) is a program of the Neighborhood of Affordable Housing (NOAH) in East Boston. The teens work with Know What's Up (KWU) and the Chelsea Creek Action Group (CCAG) to clean and redevelop polluted sites and lead environmental justice campaigns in the local watershed.
E3C and KWU are geared towards experiential learning, and their work has ranged from conducting field studies with the Urban Ecology Institute at the Condor Street Urban Wild to organizing cleanups and managing a community garden. During the Earth Day cleanup last month, they removed a seven-foot tractor tire that had been dumped in the Chelsea Creek over a decade ago.