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  • Learn about the organizations efforts to preserve the Bronx River corridor and greenway through links to its Ecological Restoration & Management team, special programs, outreach, events, meetings and an online newsletter. Users can also learn about the rivers natural and social history.
  • Users can learn about the organizations goal to improve the quality of marine waters off the New Jersey/New York coast through legislative action alerts, issues & campaigns, education programs and featured articles.
  • COAST, a New York/New Jersey legislative committee created for the conservation of the marine resources of the Hudson-Raritan Estuary and New York Bight. Contains links to major projects, issues, and regional organizations that impact the marine and coastal waters of NY and NJ, a virtual estuary with real time data, charts, maps and images of the NY/NJ Estuary and NY Bight.
  • Provides updates on the development status of the four sections of Hudson River Park with links to news, events & programs, a photo gallery and a virtual tour.
  • The Gateway National Recreation Area is a 26,000 acre national park with locations surrounding New York Harbor in New York and New Jersey. Gateway site includes links to Staten Island locations at Fort Wadsworth, Miller Field and Great Kills Park. Directions, program listings, rules and information on volunteering and obtaining permits are included.
  • A collection of short reports and image libraries about the natural history of the New York Bight region.
  • A wealth of information for recreational fishermen in the New York Bight area and surrounding water systems including fishing reports, trips and contests, charter boats, launch ramp locations, water conditions, tackle shop locations and a striper size calculator.
  • Covers the issues surrounding the New York Metropolitan area waterfronts through the organizations current projects and news articles. Users can also learn about working waterfronts, world waterfronts and neighborhood waterfronts.
  • Established in 1977 and based on Staten Island, the NRPA is a consortium of conservation groups, yacht clubs, sportsmen clubs, and concerned citizens dedicated to the protection of the marine environment of Raritan Bay, and Lower New York Harbor.
  • The Bay Keeper monitors the quality of the waters around the Island, and preserves and restores their ecological integrity. The program is affiliated with the American Littoral Society.
  • Learn about NY/NJ Baykeeper and its efforts to preserve, protect and restore the ecological integrity of the Hudson/Raritan Estuary through current issues, news, programs, action alerts, events and recommended resources.
  • A conservation program for the New York-New Jersey Harbor Estuary with links to reports, fact sheets, newsletters, slide presentations and a teachers' guide to lessons, activities and field trips in the region.
  • An advocacy group that monitors the Hudson River's ecosystem and the NYC watershed.
  • Includes information from the US Geological Survey's studies on Geologic Background, Sea Floor Maps, Fate of Pollutants, Sand Resources, Circulation, Coastal Vulnerability, and the Historic Area Remediation Site in the New York Bight Area.

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