Land Conservation Rally “Waterfront Resilience”

NJ Land Conservation Rally: Saturday, March 9, 2013

Those interested in the quality of the waterfront in Hoboken and beyond would be interested in a series of workshops being held this Saturday starting at 9am.

“Seeking stability along the Hudson River Waterfront in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy” will be a topic covered at the Land Conservation Rally to be held at NJ Institute of Technology in Newark this Saturday March 9, 2013. The Rally is an annual event conducted by New Jersey Conservation Foundation.

In this particular workshop entitled “Waterfront Resilience” Helen Manogue, President of the Hudson River Waterfront Conservancy will address the history of the Walkway and issues affecting the 18.5 linear mile span of the Walkway. Also on the agenda at the workshop is a presentation by Ron Hine, Executive Director of Hoboken’s Fund for a Better Waterfront who will offer recommendations and insights for meeting the challenges of flooding in that city. This is the final workshop of the day, and will occur at 3pm.

“With regard to the Hudson River Waterfront Walkway, 85 percent of the planned continuous pathway at the river edge has been constructed. Large sections of it were affected by the storm surge. Bulkhead destruction is a major concern. Even prior to Sandy, the waterfront showed signs of wear especially at sites that were constructed 15 and 20 years ago. Reuse of some piers abandoned in the 1980s has resulted in the collapse of decking as wooden pilings are attacked by marine worms. Roadways have collapsed and land has pulled away from construction.”

The fee to attend the all-day event is $80 per person, payable at the door. Get full details about the NJ Land Conservation Rally here.

NJ Land Conservation Rally NJIT Newark NJ March 9 2013

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