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The Explorers Club talk: Exploring and Restoring New York City Nature

In the midst of towering skyscrapers, it is easy to forget that New York City is a cluster of islands at the mouth of one of the world’s great estuaries. Although we live in a city defined by commerce and culture, we are increasing aware of the benefits that humans derive from nature and biological diversity in an urban environment – from flood protection to emotional well-being. In the face of new challenges, including sea level rise and warmer temperatures, better understanding both our historical ecosystems and current conditions is helping guide decisions about future ecological restoration and nature conservation in our city.

Marit Larson, Chief in the Division of Forestry, Horticulture and Natural Resources at NYC Parks, will present an exploration of New York City’s stream and estuarine restoration efforts. Sarah Charlop-Powers, Executive Director of the Natural Areas Conservancy, will explain how public private partnerships are helping to build tools and expand resources for engagement and science-based management of our urban natural areas.

Tickets are $80 and include: 6:00 p.m. Reception, 7:00 p.m. Dinner, 8:00 p.m. Presentation

Reservations are allotted on a first-come, first-serve basis. To secure a reservation, please email, or call at 212.628.8383.

September 27, 2017

6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

46 E 70th St

Natural Area Conservancy