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Jamaica Bay Task Force_May 2022.pdf

  1. 1. JamaicaBayTaskForceMeeting Update:WestPondLivingShorelineProjectat theJamaicaBayWildlifeRefuge Achanginglandscape AlexZablocki,ExecutiveDirector alex@jbrpc.org|www.jbrpc.org May10,2022 @jacquelineUWS (Twitter)
  2. 2. Atlantic Ocean Jamaica Bay West Pond Living Shoreline Restoration Project
  3. 3. 3 Jamaica Bay 90YearsAgo
  4. 4. 4 Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge 50YearsAgo Photo:Wikipedia
  5. 5. 5 West Pond Breach 10YearsAgo Photo: Don Riepe
  6. 6. 6 Breach Repaired 5YearsAgo
  7. 7. Major Milestone for JBRPC 7 Living Shoreline Project at West Pond
  8. 8. 8 – PROJECT FACTS – 2,400 linear feet of shoreline restored with 51,000 cubic yards of sediment – 9+ acres of habitat created and 14-acres of habitat restored – 5,000 biodegradable shell-bag breakwater structures creating a system of breakwaters to attenuate wave energy and protect the edge – 200,000 native grasses and shrubs planted – 100 fascines (recycled trees) to stabilize the shoreline – 15 coir logs to stabilize the shoreline and limit erosion – Historic outfall on the north end ofWest Pond reconstructed and repaired
  9. 9. 9 Contractor sifting sand and removing debris (May 2021)
  10. 10. 11 How much sand is 51,000 cy?
  11. 11. 12 Before After
  12. 12. 13 5,000 shell bags 120 cy of hard clam, oyster shell (1 yr UV sterilized) in coir rock/biodegradable bag – no aquiculture or oyster restoration
  13. 13. 14 5,000 shell bags filled by volunteers Hundreds of volunteers assisted
  14. 14. 15 Shell bags on Governors Island Breakwater Construction
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  16. 16. 17 Coir logs for the project
  17. 17. Major Milestone for JBRPC 18
  18. 18. Major Milestone for JBRPC
  19. 19. 20 Recycled Christmas trees collected in Rockaway Beach
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  29. 29. 30 NYC DEP
  30. 30. 31 NYC DEP NYC DEP
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  32. 32. 33 –Interpretive Signage
  33. 33. –Seasonal Repairs, Breakwaters & Plant Growth 34
  34. 34. 35 –Monitoring by the Science and Resilience Institute at Jamaica Bay
  35. 35. 36 – Project Awards and Presentations – ASLA NY Honor Award – SARA NY Award (June 2022) – National ASLA Conference - San Francisco (November 2022)
  36. 36. Questions? Thank you!

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