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Restoring the NY-NJ Harbor & Estuary:
Ensuring Ecosystem Resilience and Sustainability in a Changing Future


June 3, 2014

Alexander Hamilton US Custom House
One Bowling Green
New York, NY

Restoring the NY-NJ Harbor Estuary - Ensuring Ecosystem Resilience and Sustainability in a Changing Future
Download Flyer (pdf)
View Agenda (also in PDF format)

Presentations and Recordings

Welcoming Remarks
Clay Hiles, Hudson River Foundation Executive Director

Rob Pirani, NY-NJ Harbor & Estuary Program Director

The Waters We Share: A Shared Vision for Restoring the Estuary

Lisa Baron, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and
NY-NJ Harbor & Estuary Program Restoration Work Group Chair - Presentation | PDF

Panel 1: Progress and Next Steps for Comprehensive Restoration Planning and
Actions in the Estuary
- Presentation | PDF

Steve Zahn, NY State Department of Environmental Conservation

John McLaughlin, NY City Department of Environmental Protection

Marc Matsil, The Trust for Public Land

Debbie Mans, NY/NJ Baykeeper

Marit Larson, NYC Department of Parks & Recreation

Dr. Andrew Peck, The Nature Conservancy

Panel 1 Q&A

Impacts of Restoration Strategies on Growing Flood Hazards, and Unknowns
Dr. Philip Orton, Stevens Institute of Technology - Presentation | PDF

Panel 2: Real Opportunities and Limitations for Incorporating Ecosystem Restoration
into Resiliency Planning
- Presentation | PDF
Panel Introduction: Dr. Steven Handel, Rutgers University

Alyssa Cobb Konon, NYC Department of Parks & Recreation

Peter Weppler, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

Catherine Seavitt, City University of New York

Pippa Brashear, Parsons Brinckerhoff

Mannahatta2409.org: Where do we go from here?
Dr. Eric Sanderson, Wildlife Conservation Society - Presentation | PDF

Next Steps: Report out from Break-out Session Facilitators and
Discussion of Top Priorities
- Presentation | PDF


Panel 3: Moving Forward: Securing Commitments and Resources for Action
Featured on Panel Introduction: Roland Lewis, Metropolitan Waterfront Alliance (introduction); Venetia Lannon, NY State Department of Environmental Conservation; Chris Zeppie, The Port Authority of New York & New Jersey; Dr. Nancy Kete, The Rockefeller Foundation - Presentation (PDF)

Closing Remarks
Rob Pirani


 
"The Waters We Share" is a collaborative effort developed by the New York-New Jersey Harbor & Estuary Program,
The Port Authority of New York & New Jersey
and the US Army Corps of Engineers - New York District.
Photo credit in masthead: c. Don Riepe, American Littoral Society


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