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An aerial view of three Jamaica Bay Marsh Islands in Queens and Brooklyn, New York, restored in 2012 by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New York District and regional partners by placing clean sand over roughly 75 acres of marsh land. Above, facing east, islands Yellow Bar Hassock (foreground), Black Wall (directly behind it), and Rulers Bar (directly behind Black Wall) with Cross Bay Boulevard in background. The effort is part of a larger initiative restoring the Hudson-Raritan Estuary. To that end, a symposium, “Restoring the New York-New Jersey Harbor Estuary: Ensuring Ecosystem Resilience and Sustainability in a Changing Future,” held June 3, 2014 in Manhattan, attracted more than 200 scientists, engineers, academics and restoration professionals discussing progress and new initiatives to restore the Estuary.

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U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New York District employees converse during a conference discussing the restoration of New York and New Jersey waters in the greater metro area. The symposium, “Restoring the New York-New Jersey Harbor Estuary: Ensuring Ecosystem Resilience and Sustainability in a Changing Future,” was held June 3, 2014 in Manhattan, attracting more than 200 scientists, engineers, academics and restoration professionals discussing progress and new initiatives to restore the Estuary. From Left to Right: Michael Morgan (lead geographer), Gail Woolley (hydraulic engineer), Steven Weinberg (lead civil engineer), and Danielle Tommaso (project planner).

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An aerial view of New York Harbor where the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New York District, in conjunction with regional partners, is restoring the health of the Hudson-Raritan Estuary through a major revitalization effort. To that end, a symposium, “Restoring the New York-New Jersey Harbor Estuary: Ensuring Ecosystem Resilience and Sustainability in a Changing Future,” held June 3, 2014 in Manhattan, attracted more than 200 scientists, engineers, academics and restoration professionals discussing progress and new initiatives to restore the Estuary.

9/3/2014 2:48:00 PM
A New York District U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ crew places mollusk shells into waters off Governors Island in New York Harbor October 6, 2010, creating an artificial oyster reef. The effort was part of an experiment examining the possibility of re-creating a healthy oyster population in New York and New Jersey waters. A symposium, “Restoring the New York-New Jersey Harbor Estuary: Ensuring Ecosystem Resilience and Sustainability in a Changing Future,” held June 3, 2014 in Manhattan, attracted more than 200 scientists, engineers, academics and restoration professionals discussing  progress and new initiatives to restore the Estuary.

9/3/2014 2:48:00 PM
Peter Weppler, chief, Environmental Analysis Branch, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New York District, presents an overview of nearly 60 coastal storm risk management projects along the New York and New Jersey coast during a presentation at an environmental conference. The symposium, “Restoring the New York-New Jersey Harbor Estuary: Ensuring Ecosystem Resilience and Sustainability in a Changing Future,” held June 3, 2014 in Manhattan, attracted more than  200 scientists, engineers, academics and restoration professionals discussing progress and new initiatives to restore the Estuary.

9/3/2014 2:47:00 PM
Participants at a major environmental symposium in New York City study a display outlining salt marsh restoration. The symposium, “Restoring the New York-New Jersey Harbor Estuary: Ensuring Ecosystem Resilience and Sustainability in a Changing Future,” was held June 3, 2014 in Manhattan, attracted more than 200 scientists, engineers, academics and restoration professionals discussing progress and new initiatives to restore the Estuary.

9/3/2014 2:47:00 PM
U.S. Army Cadet Jacob Woicik, a senior at the University of Wyoming in fall 2014 in the Cowboy Battalion Reserve Officer Training Corps, spent most of July 2014 interning for the Army Corps of Engineers, New York District, stationed at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point ─ the oldest continuously-occupied military post in America located 50 miles north of New York City.
Cadet intern builds skills at Army Corps of Engineers, New York District
9/2/2014 3:29:00 PM
This ariel shot shows a complete beach restoration project at Keansburg, New Jersey. This project is apart of Flood Coastal and Coastal Emergency Act post Hurricane Sandy, the beach serves as a buffer from coastal flooding.
Beach Restoration at Keansburg, New Jersey
8/27/2014 4:54:00 PM
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