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Citywide, East River, & Open Waters Meeting- Long Term Control Plans

January 31, 2018: 6:30PM to 8:30PM
Manhattan College Leo Engineering Room 215 3825 Corlear Ave. Bronx, NY 10463 map
the first public meeting on the Citywide & East Rivers Open Waters Long Term Control Plan to improve water quality in New York-New Jersey Harbor. The Citywide & East River/Open Waters plan will encompass the Harlem River, Hudson River, Upper New York Bay, Lower New York Bay, East River, and the western portion of Long Island. This first meeting will be focused on the Harlem and Hudson Rivers.

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Climate Action Summit: Hot Solutions for a Cool Planet

February 3, 2018: 8:45AM to 4:00PM
632 South Bedford Rd, Bedford, NY 10506 map
The summit will bring together renowned experts, innovators, organizers, and policy-makers who will provide the tools and steps forward to implement the most impactful, cutting-edge solutions to climate change.

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Liquid Assets: New York’s Watersheds & Waterways

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February 22, 2018: 6:30PM to 8:30PM
Museum of the City of New York, 103rd St & 5th Ave, New York, NY 10029 map
What can New York City do to protect its drinking water supply and its recreational waters in the coming decades? How is that supply affected by climate change, and what must we do to adapt? Please join the Museum of the City of New York for this deep dive into NYC's complex water systems.

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Motivating Behavior Change through Social Marketing

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February 26, 2018: 1:00PM to 2:00PM
Online webinar
Join Riverkeeper at the Chesapeake Bay Trust’s Kacey Wetzel for a webinar revealing the steps for creating robust behavior change campaigns. The webinar will provide background about social marketing and help participants become familiar with the process for application to enhance existing and develop new behavior change initiatives. Social marketing is “a process that applies marketing principles and techniques to influence target audience behaviors that benefit society as well as the target audience,” (Lee and Kotler, 4th ed.). The webinar will cover general information about behavior change and include case studies […]

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Invisible Water, Invisible Watersheds: The Gowanus Canal as a Case Study

April 18, 2018: 6:30PM to 8:30PM
Brooklyn Historical Society 128 Pierrepont Street Brooklyn, NY 11201 map
As city dwellers walk paved streets, below their feet run streams and water. While invisible, this water is hardly benign. Join the Brooklyn Historical Society as we use the Gowanus Canal as a case study for a discussion of urban ecology, stressed city ecosystems, and innovative design solutions.

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Save the Date: 2018 Riverkeeper Sweep

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May 5, 2018
100+ locations in the Hudson Valley and NYC
Join Riverkeeper, our partners, Sweep Leaders, and sponsors for the 7th Riverkeeper Sweep, our annual day of service for the Hudson River and its tributaries. Over the last 6 years, we have had 495 projects across hundreds of miles of shoreline from Brooklyn to the Adirondacks. Since the inception of the Riverkeeper Sweep in 2011, 10,000 volunteers have removed 191 tons of debris, planted 2,228 trees and native grasses, and removed tons of invasive species. In 2018 we want to work with you to find new locations throughout the estuary […]

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