Thursday June 25 10am-2pm
A year after the laboratory at Soundview Park’s new salt marsh restoration, join us to examine the water quality of the Bronx River at this site. This iLAND laboratory will explore the function of wetlands in improving water quality and providing habitat. The event will include background readings, a walk through the site discussing the processes and functions of the four ecosystems present, physical interaction with the site by adding to or subtracting from the restoration at various scales, and creating movement which responds to the site physically and conceptually. Additionally, this year human impacts on the restoration may be evident. We will explore evidence of the human footprint and the challenges to protecting biodiversity in an urban environment.
Participants should plan to get dirty. Wear long pants and bring socks to wear with rubber boots (provided). Hats and sunscreen are necessary. Please also bring snacks and/or lunch and water.
Van transportation for 12 people will be leaving from Manhattan. Meet at El Museum del Barrio (1234 Fifth Ave between 104 & 105 St.) at 9am. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve a spot!
We encourage you to review these readings about salt marshes and estuaries before Thursday:
This workshop is supported by and in partnership with the Natural Areas Volunteers (NAV) of the New York City Department of Parks & Recreation (http://www.nycgovparks.org/registration/nav). The Soundview Salt Marsh Restoration is funded in part by the New York State Department of State under the Clean Water-Clean Air Bond Act and the City of New York.