Free Event: Reclaiming Our Estuary: The Newtown Creek Experience, 3/9, 4:00PM - 9:00PM, Queens, NY

  • 09 Mar 2017
Free Event: Reclaiming Our Estuary: The Newtown Creek Experience, 3/9, 4:00PM - 9:00PM, Queens, NY
Event Description

Reclaiming Our Estuary: The Newtown Creek Experience
by Newtown Creek Alliance
Thursday, March 9,
4:00 PM – 9:00 PM EST

LaGuardia Community College
Little Theater in Shenker Hall
31-10 Thomson Ave
Queens, NY 11101

PART I 4 - 5:15 pm
Overview: Rediscovering the Commons - Our Waterway and Its Life
Welcome to the estuary - Sarah Durand
Photomontage: the community-industry interface - Nathan Kensinger
Newtown Creek Alliance: vehicle for collaboration and action - Willis Elkins
Mentors and students on the Creek - Holly Porter-Morgan, Jennifer Vance, S Durand
Photomontage: Creek action - people and their activities - Scott Sternbach

PART II 5:15 - 6:45 pm
Case Studies of Collaborative Efforts - Successes and Knotty Issues
N. Henry Street and "No Name" inlet - the vision vs. getting there - S. Durand/W. Elkins
Dutch Kills salt marsh - how the NYCDEP is bringing it back - John McLaughlin
Envisioning a Dutch Kills Park - Noah Kaufmann
Greening Hard Shorelines - what could happen in Newtown Creek? - Marcha Johnson
Restoration at Plank Road - Willis Elkins
HarborLAB's GreenLaunch shoreline - Erik Baard

DINNER 6:45 - 7:30pm
provided to all attendees (please RSVP here)
PART III 7:30 - 8:45 pm

The Future
Reminiscences - children discover the waterway - Laura Hofmann
Re-imagining the Commons - Steve Lang
The Blue Commons and the Public Trust (10 min) Carter Craft
Share your Vision - dialogue with Riverkeeper - Sean Dixon
(Audience invited to sign up for Newtown Creek boating excursions)

This event is made possible with funding provided by the New York State Office of the Attorney General and the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation through the Greenpoint Community Environmental Fund.

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