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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


Presentations

  • Comprehensive Restoration Ratio | PDF

  • East River, Harlem River, and Western Long Island Sound
    planning region Public Information meeting presentation (4.4 MB file)
    | PDF


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.

Any files over 1 MB in size are noted as such.

Hudson-Raritan Estuary Comprehensive Restoration Plan

Excecutive 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.

Contributing Organizations

Government

  • 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

 
"The Waters We Share" is a collaborative effort developed by the New York-New Jersey Harbor & Estuary Program,
The Port Authority of New York & New Jersey
and the US Army Corps of Engineers - New York District.
Photo credit in masthead: c. Don Riepe, American Littoral Society


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