Fast Facts about the New York-New Jersey Harbor Estuary:
- 20 million people live within the estuary’s borders.
- 300 species of birds are supported by the estuary.
- 1,000 miles of coastlines are included in the estuary.
- 28,000 wetland acres can be created or restored.
"The Waters We Share" Promotional Materials
- Color Brochure:
"Comprehensive Restoration Plan for the New York-New Jersey Harbor Estuary" | PDF
- Comprehensive Restoration Ratio | PDF
- East River, Harlem River, and Western Long Island Sound
planning region Public Information meeting presentation (4.4 MB file) | PDF
- Resource for Clean soil: New York City Clean Soil Bank | Click Here
The NYC Clean Soil Bank (CSB) is a program established by the New York City Mayor’s Office of Environmental Remediation (OER) to meet the growing need for free clean soil to support public benefit projects, such as city capital construction projects and wetland restoration projects. The NYC Clean Soil Bank enables the transfer of certified clean native soil from remediated development sites, typically deep construction excavation for development purposes (sub-basements, underground parking, etc.), to city construction sites and other public interest projects that need clean soil.
The Comprehensive Restoration Plan
The Comprehensive Restoration Plan for the New York-New Jersey Harbor Estuary was developed as part of the Hudson-Raritan Estuary Ecosystem Restoration Study by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers - New York District and The Port Authority of New York & New Jersey in partnership with the New York-New Jersey Harbor & Estuary Program.
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Hudson-Raritan Estuary Comprehensive Restoration Plan
Executive Summary | PDF (August 2014) (2.2 MB)
Volume I (overall plan) (March 2009)
- Cover/Acknowledgement | PDF
- Table of Contents | PDF
- List of Tables, Figures and Maps | PDF
- Executive Summary | PDF
- Chapter 1: Introduction | PDF (1 MB)
- Chapter 2: Existing Conditions | PDF (14.7 MB)
- Chapter 3: Target Ecosystem Characteristics | PDF (38.1 MB)
- Chapter 4: Restoration Opportunities | PDF (6 MB)
- Chapter 5: Comprehensive Restoration Plan Implementation and Management | PDF (2.3 MB)
- References | PDF
Hudson-Raritan Estuary Comprehensive Restoration Plan Volume II
(technical companion to volume I) | PDF (March 2009)
Summary of Restoration Opportunities
- Jamaica Bay (143 pp., 4.1 MB) | PDF
- Passaic River (65 pp., 4 MB) | PDF
Some of Our Partners in Restoration
Restoration and protection of estuary requires the enthusiastic participation of many organizations and individuals. If you would like your organization or a link to your organization added to the list, please let us know.
- National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
- U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
- U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
- New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection
- New Jersey Department of Transportation
- New York State Department of Environmental Conservation
- New York State Department of State, Division of Coastal Resources
- New York City’s Mayor’s Office
- New York City Department of Parks and Recreation
- New York City Department of Environmental Protection
- U.S. Army Corps of Engineers- New York District
- The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey
Academia and Research Foundations
- Brooklyn College
- City University of New York
- Cornell University
- Hudson River Foundation
- Hunter College
- Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies
- Manhattan College
- Montclair State University
- Queens College
- Rutgers University and Institute of Marine and Coastal Sciences
- Stevens Institute of Technology
- State University of New York at Stony Brook
- State University of New York – College of Environmental Science and Forestry
- Virginia Institute of Marine Science