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  1. 1. 217 217 217 200 200 200 255 255 255 0 0 0 163 163 163 131 132 122 239 65 53 110 135 120 112 92 56 62 102 130 102 56 48 130 120 111 237 237 237 80 119 27 252 174 .59 “The views, opinions and findings contained in this report are those of the authors(s) and should not be construed as an official Department of the Army position, policy or decision, unless so designated by other official documentation.” HUDSON RARITAN ESTUARY ECOSYSTEM RESTORATION – JAMAICA BAY UPDATE JAMAICA BAY TASK FORCE MEETING LISA BARON PROJECT MANAGER, CIVIL WORKS NEW YORK DISTRICT MAY 10, 2022 1 File Name
  2. 2. AGENDA • Past Marsh Island Restoration Success • HRE Ecosystem Restoration  Ongoing Projects including Stony Creek Marsh Island  Future Jamaica Bay Marsh Islands and Perimeter Sites • Spring Creek North Ecosystem Restoration Project • Spring Creek South (Howard Beach) Multi- Purpose Feasibility Study File Name 2
  3. 3. JAMAICA BAY MARSH ISLAND RESTORATION- PAST SUCCESS Elders East Elders West Yellow Bar John F. Kennedy Airport JoCo Yellow Bar - 2012 (47 acres) Elders East- 2007 (40 acres) Elders East- 2011 • >2000 acres of Marsh Islands have been lost since 1924 • Restored 160 acres • HRE Recommendation of 170 acres Elders Center Duck Point Stony Creek Pumpkin Patch (East & West) Elders West- 20010 (43 acres) Black Wall and Rulers Bar (30 acres) Black Wall and Rulers Bar
  4. 4. JAMAICA BAY MARSH ISLANDS CONSTRUCTION 4
  5. 5. BUILDING THE ISLAND - GRADING 5
  6. 6. VEGETATING THE ISLAND – TRANSPLANTING 6
  7. 7. July 2010 October 2006 Photo courtesy of Galvin Brothers, Inc. October 2006 RESTORATION OF ELDERS EAST
  8. 8. Elders East 2011 ELDERS EAST - 2007
  9. 9. ELDERS EAST - 2011
  10. 10. BLACK WALL and RULERS BAR PRE-RESTORATION
  11. 11. YELLOW BAR, BLACK WALL AND RULERS BAR MARSH ISLAND RESTORATION 2012 11 Yellow Bar: 46 acres, $17.3M Black Wall: 20 acres, $2.1M 2007 Rulers Bar: 10 acres, $1.311M Sponsors: NYSDEC, NYCDEP, PANYNJ, NPS
  12. 12. 12 Yellow Bar: 44 acres, $17.3M Black Wall: 20 acres, $2.1M 2007 Rulers Bar: 10 acres, $1.311M Sponsors: NYSDEC Planting Effort at Black Wall and Rulers Bar (July 2013): Jamaica Bay EcoWatchers, American Littoral Society, Jamaica Bay Guardian and Community Volunteers
  13. 13. HRE RESTORATION PROGRAM • Chief’s Report (May 2020) recommended 20 individual projects that will restore a mosaic of 621 acres of habitat including:  381 acres of estuarine wetlands (w/ 6 miles of tidal channels), 50 acres of freshwater riverine wetlands, 27 acres of coastal and maritime forest, 39 acres of shallow water habitat and 52 acres of oyster habitat;  Installation of 2 fish ladders (or potential removal) and modification of 3 weirs modified to improve fish passage (24 miles) on the Bronx River.  1.6 miles of stream bank and 72 acres of stream bed and channel restoration. • Construction authorized in WRDA 2020. Jamaica Bay 6,8 1,2,5 1,2 1,2 6,7,8 4 4 All Marsh Islands: 1,2,5 1,2,3 1,2,3 6,7,8 6,7,8,9 8,9 1,3,5 1. Estuarine Wetlands 2. Tidal Channel Restoration 3. Maritime Forest 4. Oyster Reefs 5. Shallow Water Habitat 6. Freshwater Wetlands 7. Streambank Restoration 8. Bed Restoration 9. Fishway 10.Sediment Forebay 6,8 1,2,5 1,2 6,8, 10 Fully funded cost: $624,772,000 (FY22)
  14. 14. HRE ECOSYSTEM RESTORATION Pre-Construction Engineering Design (PED) Projects • $1,200,000 included in the 2022 Consolidated Appropriations Act • $25,978,000 in the Addendum to 2020 Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act to complete PED for first 4 HRE Projects (5 sites) and CONSTRUCT STONY CREEK MARSH ISLAND! • Local Sponsors: NYCDEP, NYC Parks • Project Partners: NY/NJ Baykeeper (Oysters)
  15. 15. 15 STONY CREEK MARSH ISLAND PLANNED ACTIVITIES • Execute Design Agreement with NYCDEP (by July 1, 2022) • Project Management Plan (ongoing) • Field Investigations:  Bathymetric/Topographic Surveys (2022/2023)  Hydrodynamic Data Collection – Tide Gauges and Modeling (2023)  Bio-Benchmarking (2023)  Wetland Delineation (2023) • Plans and Specifications (P&S): Designs, Quantities, Cost Estimates  30% P&S and Value Engineering Study (2023)  60% P&S (2023/2024)  90% P&S (2024)  100% P&S (2024/2025) • Coordination with Operations Division for dredging contract (~155,000 CYD) • Coordination with NPS throughout – Special Use Permit/MOU • Permitting – Water Quality Certificate • Biddability, Constructability, Operability, and Environmental Reviews (all design iterations) and Agency Technical Review (90% P&S) • Execute Project Partnership Agreement for Construction (2024) • Ready to Advertise (early 2025) • Construction (2025)
  16. 16. 16 HRE Restoration Sites 327 acres of habitat restoration: - 206 acres of marsh islands - 121 acres along perimeter Local Sponsors: NYCDEP and NYSDEC (Dead Horse Bay) in partnership with NPS 155,000 CYD 62 acres 41 acres 80 acres 215,000 CYD 40 acres 285,000 CYD 29 acres 328,000 CYD 24 acres 352,000 CYD 29 acres 10 acres
  17. 17. 17 https://www.nan.usace.army.mil/Portals/37/docs/Environmental/HRE/HRE%20Final%20Cost%20Appendi x%20I_20April2020.pdf?ver=2020-05-29-085232-857 – page I-24 CONSTRUCTION SCHEDULE - SEQUENCING Timing dependent on appropriation of funds for USACE, NYCDEP and NYSDEC January 2025
  18. 18. Spring Creek North Ecosystem Restoration (Continuing Authorities Program) • Local Sponsor: NYC Parks with additional funding from NYCDEP • Total of $7.37M included in the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act • Funds to be used to complete design phase and initiate implementation • Restoration of 47-acres including:  18.3 acres of wetlands  29 acres of maritime uplands • Restoration through excavating and recontouring uplands to intertidal elevations, removing invasives species and replanting as well as restoring existing degraded wetlands with Thin Layer Placement techniques • Construction is planned for 2023
  19. 19. Spring Creek South (Howard Beach) Multi-purpose Feasibility Study Ecosystem Restoration and Coastal Storm Risk Management (CSRM) • WRDA 2020 - expedite completion of multi-purpose feasibility study for “ecosystem restoration and hurricane and storm damage reduction”. • $1.2M included in the Infrastructure Bill and $500,000 in the FY22 Bill to complete the Feasibility Study in partnership with NYSDEC and NPS • Need to execute Feasibility Cost Share Agreement with NYSDEC for $3,000,000/3 years. • Project could include coastal restoration of 237 acres of degraded habitat including tidal marsh, freshwater wetlands, scrub/shrub wetlands, adjacent upland habitats, earthen berm with additional CSRM measures (such as tide gates in Shellbank and Hawtree Basins). • Build upon the foundation from information and investments already made on prior studies, investigations, and design efforts (including HRE, Jamaica Bay Feasibility Study, East Rockaway Reformulation, NY Rising, NYSDEC/FEMA Hazard Mitigation Grant Program and NPS Remedial Investigation). • This study, in coordination with the NY/NJ Harbor and Tributaries Study, will provide an opportunity to recommend natural and nature-based features as well as coastal storm risk management measures. These measures will reduce risk to flooding and provide environmental benefits to the community and Jamaica Bay—resulting in a more resilient and sustainable shoreline and region.
  20. 20. TENTATIVE OVERALL SCHEDULE JAMAICA BAY RESTORATION Project 2022 2023 2024 2025 2026 2027 2028 2029 2030 2031 2032 2032 2033 2034 2035 Spring Creek North HRE-Stony Creek Marsh Island Spring Creek South Feasibility Study HRE-Fresh Creek HRE-Duck Point Marsh Island HRE-Elders Center Marsh Island HRE-Pumpkin Patch West Marsh Island HRE- Dead Horse Bay HRE-Pumpkin Patch East Marsh Island Feasibility Study Pre-Construction Engineering and Design Construction Above schedule dependent upon funding and execution of Design Agreements and Project Partnership Agreements Monitoring and Adaptive Management 20 All Funding in-hand All Funding in-hand All Funding in-hand for FS Requires appropriations for design and construction for remaining sites Requires construction authorization and appropriations for design and construction
  21. 21. 21 Lisa Baron Lisa.a.baron@usace.army.mil 646-385-1429 Questions?

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