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Brooklyn Eco Bike Tour

November 1, 2015 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

$40

Learn about Brooklyn’s environmental challenges and successes on NYC H20’s leisurely and informative bike ride along Jamaica Bay.

Climate change, rising sea levels and intense storms like Hurricane Sandy have persuaded city planners of the value of marshland in storm water management.  A century ago the neighborhoods Sandy flooded were wetlands.

All 14 of NYC’s sewage plants are built in this vulnerable floodplain along the water’s edge. Their effluent flows into our bay’s and rivers, so maintaining high quality treatment is vital to protect beach goers as well as wildlife.

Government agencies like DEP and the Army Corps of Engineers have partnered with local NGO’s like Jamaica Bay Eco Watchers and NRDC to design a plan to restore Jamaica Bay’s ecosystem. Initiatives include restoring wetlands, mitigating combined sewer overflows (CSO) with green and grey infrastructure and upgrading sewage plants.

On this ride we will;

The tour will be led by BK ecology enthusiasts Adam Schwartz and Matt Malina.

Email mm1566@nyu.edu if you are a student or educator to receive the discount code.

Details

Date:
November 1, 2015
Time:
11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Cost:
$40
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Website:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/brooklyn-eco-bike-tour-fall-2015-tickets-18936332079

Venue

Van Siclen Avenue – 3 Train
570 Van Siclen Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11212 United States
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