Video See our full list of videos at www.youtube.com/nynjhep Two States: One Bay; A bi-state conversation about the future of the Raritan Bay (June 2015) | Click Here
On June 12th, 2015, the New York - New Jersey Harbor & Estuary Program and the Sustainable Raritan River Initative, a joint initiative of Rutgers University’s School of Environmental and Biological Sciences and Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy held a conference focusing on Raritan Bay.
Citizen Science and the Future of Water Monitoring (November 2014) | Click Here
On November 21, 2014, the four teams of citizen scientists presented their findings at a public event held at the Environmental Protection Agency building. The presentations were followed by a panel discussion on the future of citizen science in our region, with a focus on water quality.
The Staten Island Wetlands (August 2014)
Wetland systems proved critical in protecting Staten Island communities during 2012’s Hurricane Sandy by providing a natural buffer from the rising waters. The Trust for Public Land is currently working as quickly as possible to identify and acquire more lands in Staten Island in order to expand a network of wetlands which can help absorb the impact of large storms and protect communities. More Info: www.tpl.org/our-work/parks-for-people/staten-island-wetlands.
Citizen Science Water Quality Monitoring Workshop (September 2013) | Click Here
The NY-NJ Harbor & Estuary Program and its Citizens Advisory Committee held the "Citizen Science Water Quality Monitoring Workshop" on September 18, 2013 at Pier 40, Hudson River Park, Manhattan.
What is 'Citizen Science'? It can be broadly defined as scientific research conducted, in whole or in part, by amateur or nonprofessional scientists.
“Habitat Enhancements in Seawalls – Seattle Seawall as a Case Study.”and “Olympic Sculpture Park Restoration Monitoring.” June 4, 2013. Jeff Cordell and Jason Toft (University of Washington).NY-NJ Harbor Estuary Program Habitat Webinar Series.
Despite a highly altered shoreline and loss of much intertidal zone (important fish habitat), downtown Seattle serves as a migratory corridor and rearing habitat for juvenile salmon. While repairing the Seattle waterfront, the City of Seattle and researchers have collaborated in an effort to seek ways to redesign this urban shoreline with a lower impact, aiming to boost productivity and biodiversity.
The NY-NJ Harbor Estuary has experienced losses of high quality shoreline and shallow water habitat -- approximately 36% of the core Harbor Estuary and 87% in the upper Bay (bounded by Bayonne, NJ, Staten Island, and Brooklyn) have been hardened [See the Hudson-Raritan Estuary Comprehensive Restoration Plan: www.watersweshare.org]. There is an increasing interest in ways to reduce the impact of these shorelines in our estuary. Join us in learning from the experience of Seattle as we continue the conversation of ways to increase the habitat potential of even our most urban areas.
HEP Management Committee Meeting (December 2012) | Click Here
HEP convened the Management Committee and partners to discuss impacts and opportunities after Superstorm Sandy - proceedings on topics related to the storm are posted via video and/or presentation.