Our Society will host a City of Water Day event, demonstrating how the Hackensack River is part of a much larger ecosystem, at Johnson Park in Hackensack on Saturday, July 15, 11 am to 4 pm.
We’ll have interactive activities, including river clean-up, art projects, demonstrations of our eel mop collection site, and an “eel parade,” all aimed at helping area residents learn about the impact of sea-level rise due to climate change. “As many local communities surround the Hackensack River, they should know that this is a tidal estuary—more like a bayou than a river—and that sea-level rise will impact area residents who possibly envision themselves far from the seashore,” said Leader Curt Collier, organizer of the Society’s City of Water Day.
Our City of Water Day event, funded by a grant from the Waterfront Alliance and New York-New Jersey Harbor & Estuary Program, is one of dozens in the region, which includes North Jersey, New York City, and Westchester and Rockland counties, to promote a climate-resilient New York and New Jersey Harbor.
Calling all volunteers! Curt is asking for volunteers to help with this important project. Please contact him at [email protected] or 914-648-0009.