Benefits of $1 Billion in Restoration Efforts

Since 2009, Harbor Estuary, the most densely developed urban estuary in the nation, has benefited from an investment of over $1 billion to create over 80 habitat restoration and land conservation projects, which includes over 200 acres of restored wetlands and over 500 acres of new or enhanced parks and public spaces. A comprehensive report was written about the results and identifies seven priority actions that officials can consider to address climate change and sea level rise in future restoration efforts. (2016)

More Information: Restoring the New York–New Jersey Harbor Estuary: Ensuring Ecosystem Resilience and Sustainability in a Changing Environment

Partners: Hudson River Foundation, National Park Service, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, The Nature Conservancy, New York–New Jersey Harbor and Estuary Program, New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, New York City Department of Parks and Recreation, New York City Department of Environmental Protection, New York/New Jersey Baykeeper, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, The Trust for Public Land, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency