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New York State Department of Environmental Conservation
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New Video from Restore America’s Estuaries

There is national interest in using nature-based approaches to stabilizing shorelines. Restore America’s Estuaries  is one organization that is providing information on these so called “living shorelines.” They have just released a video on this subject. These techniques have the potential to maintain and enhance important ecological services, provide greater resilience to physical forces, and are cost-competitive with traditional approaches to shoreline management.     An Introduction to Living Shorelines from Restore America’s Estuaries on Vimeo.   Over the past eight years, the Hudson River National Estuarine Research Reserve has lead the Hudson River Sustainable Shorelines Project and developed the information and tools needed by regulators, engineers, and resource managers to identify the best settings, tools, and approaches for nature-based shoreline stabilization efforts. Hudson River Sustainable Shorelines Project...

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Science on the River 2015

Come join us on September 20th from 2 pm until 5 pm at the Norrie Point Environmental Center to celebrate National Estuaries Day! The NYSDEC’s Hudson River Research Reserve is having a hands-on open house featuring many different exhibits and activities. Scientists from the Research Reserve and other regional research organizations will be answering questions about their work and demonstrating techniques for studying the Hudson. Each presentation will feature a chance to get involved, with demonstrations and activities for young and old alike. Help take a sediment core from the cove and discover what it can teach us. Canoe a tidal marsh of the Hudson (weather and space permitting). Help fish the waters around Norrie Point to find out who lives there. See how the types of organisms living in a stream indicate its health. Learn what “SAV” means and why plants that live underwater are important to the river. Many activities are planned especially for our youngest visitors. This program is free and most exhibit areas are wheelchair accessible. There’s something for everyone at “Science on the River”! Click on the image below for a large version of the flyer and more information. This year Arm-of-the-Sea Theater will present Hook, Line & Sinker, a unique, family-friendly performance about the Hudson River featuring large-scale...

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Systems Approach to Geomorphic Engineering SAGE: “A Community of Practice of Federal, State, and Local Agencies, non- governmental organizations, academic institutions, engineers, and private businesses working together to: • Use and promote green-gray approaches to ensure coastal community and shoreline resilience; • Broaden science, engineering, policy and marketing activity both domestically and internationally; • Engage community partners in regional demonstrations. Our coastal communities and shorelines are facing escalating risks from more frequent and more powerful storms, sea-level change, and changing precipitation patterns that...

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