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New York City’s Streams: A retrospective from the Welikia Project
December 8, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Dr. Eric W. Sanderson of the Wildlife Conservation Society’s Welikia Project and author of Mannahatta: A Natural History of New York City, looks back at the more than 700 miles of streams that once coursed through the 5 boroughs. As beautiful as New York can be at times, the big buildings are nothing compared to the humble artistry of a free-flowing stream running down to the sea.
After seven years of effort, he will share for the first time the digital elevation model of the pre-development topography his team has built, discuss why the climate and geology of the city together make our landscape conducive to streams and springs, give a borough by borough tour of ancient watersheds, and suggest how we can bring living water back to the stony city again.
Artist, Eve Mosher, will introduce Dr. Anderson. Ms. Mosher’s “High Water Line” installations engage the public in cities worldwide to envision how climate change will directly affect them as sea level rises.
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