The proposed project is part of the newly established Biomimicry LivingLabs at Savin Hill Cove in Boston focused on assessing coastal water quality and its effects on the local community. MIT Sea Grant funds will support monitoring of water quality and biodiversity along this urban shoreline. LivingLabs also serves as an outdoor classroom for the capstone classes at UMass Bostonís School for the Environment and the Honors College. Through this unique program students have opportunities to collaborate with businesses, NGOs, and government agencies to provide sustainable solutions to pollution and habitat destruction in urban coastal waters. Mentoring in the Biomimicry LivingLabs is secured by a network of professionals, faculty and peers to provide the ëmissing linkí between green education, green jobs and green economy.