New York City is a city of water — boasting an astounding 520 miles of shoreline and retaining over 100 miles of streams. These natural resources provide many benefits, including protection against storms and flooding, cleaner waters, lower summer temperatures, and carbon storage. Wetlands are also great places to spend time in nature, which can reduce stress, improve fitness, and refresh the spirit. Recognizing their ever-increasing importance, the Natural Areas Conservancy and NYC Parks have partnered to present a bold new vision for the restoration and long-term care of New York City’s wetlands.
Join us on Tuesday, April 27 from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. for our next virtual event: Championing Urban Wetlands: Introducing the Wetlands Framework for New York City. Moderated by Robert Freudenberg from Regional Plan Association, NYC Parks’ Assistant Commissioner of Forestry, Horticulture & Natural Resources, Jennifer Greenfeld, and the NAC’s Executive Director, Sarah Charlop-Powers, will present on this exciting initiative and highlight key takeaways from the new Wetlands Framework for New York City.
This event will take place on Zoom and a live Q&A session will take place at the end of the program. Registration is required to attend.
About the Wetlands Framework for New York City:
The new framework, created by NYC Parks and the NAC, emphasizes the extensive role that salt marshes, streams, and freshwater wetlands managed by NYC Parks play in safeguarding biodiversity, making our city resilient, and providing New Yorkers with access to nature. The plan calls for a sustained investment in the management and restoration of these valuable resources and provides steps to make these goals a reality.