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The Latest Hope Spot: Our Estuary!
Join us on Thursday, June 15 at 2:00PM
for a special Zoom presentation on
Mission Blue's Hope Spots program
and how things are turning around for some New York Waterways.
Why was the NY/NJ Harbor Estuary chosen to be a "Hope Spot" by the organization Mission Blue? It has undergone a remarkable transformation over the past several decades.
Starting with the Clean Water Act which required building sewage treatment plants, the water quality has greatly improved, allowing the great increase in numbers and diversity of fish, return of so many species of birds to breed and live in the area, as well as the charismatic whales, which now come into our waters.
Garbage dumps along the waterfront (remember Fresh Kills, which was the largest landfill in the world?) have closed and have been turned into parks for people to enjoy nature and views. Industrial waterfronts that dumped toxic wastes into the marshes and waters have been turned into waterfront parks - Hudson River Park, Brooklyn Bridge Park etc.
Remember the bad old days when we couldn't (and wouldn't want to) get near the water? These amazing changes were documented in the application, an we have been selected.
Dr. Judith Weis is an Emeritus Professor at Rutgers, marine/estuarine biologist, author of many scientific publications and seven books (4 for the general public, including "Marine Pollution: What Everyone Needs to Know" and "Walking Sideways: The Remarkable World of Crabs" ). She has been a member of many governmental advisory committees, officer of scientific societies, is on the editorial board for BioScience, and is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).
This event is free and open to the public, but please register to receive the zoom links.
Thursday, June 15, 2023, 2:00 PM until 3:00 PM Eastern Time (US & Canada) (UTC-05:00)
Registration is required
This is a zoom presentation. If you need help with zoom please let us know before the event.
Please respect your host, as well as the other GNPS members who have registered, by cancelling your registration if your plans change and you cannot attend.