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New York City’s Freshwaters from Headlands to Harbor

June 20, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Join us as we celebrate NYC’s rivers and streams, the people who champion them, and the return the alewife!

Missing from NYC for over 300 years, the return of the alewife herring to the Bronx River marks a new chapter in restoring the health of the City’s last remaining freshwater river.

Our panel of experts and community leaders will discuss the history of freshwater systems in our city, their current state, the significance of the return of the alewife, ongoing efforts to improve the health of the Bronx River, and how community organizations are getting involved.

Join us at THE POINT’s theater to participate in the conversation!

Free food and refreshment will be available.



Marit Larson, NYC Parks’ Chief of Natural Resources


Kim Fisher, Wildlife Conservation Society. Historic perspective on NYC freshwater systems
Rebecca Swadek, NYC Parks. Current state of freshwater conservation in the city
Sara Lupson, NYC Department of Environmental Protection. Trash Free Waters program
George Jackman, Riverkeeper. The story and importance of the alewife herring
Maggie Greenfield, Bronx River Alliance. The Bronx River’s renaissance
Danny Peralta, THE POINT. Community involvement in and around the Bronx River

Potentially Featuring:

Student ecologists from a local high school have been invited to share their work on the Bronx River.


NYC Urban Field Station
Natural Areas Conservancy


The Point
940 Garrison Avenue
Bronx, 10474
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