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S.R.I.J.B
 August 12 2013-Mayor Bloomberg and Secretary Jewell Announced Agreement
 Consortium led by the City Universit...
Stakeholder advisory council Current Participants
 NY-NJ Harbor Coalition
 The Nature Conservancy
 NYC Audubon
 Americ...
Role of Stakeholder Advisory Council
“The Stakeholder Advisory Council should provide a
forum for these groups, and other...
Institute
Director
Institute Board (Executive
Council with one rep from
NYC, NPS, Conservancy plus
one from each of the be...
Institute Structure
Role of S.R.I.J.B. ??
Scientific research directed at ecological and
resiliency needs of Jamaica Bay and surrounding
comm...
Jamaica Bay Task Force
Formed in 1979
Umbrella organization for individuals and
environmental organizations working to p...
Task Force issues addressed to Date
Nitrogen Loading in Jamaica Bay
Changes noted after ocean dumping was halted
Effect...
JBTF Accomplishments
Wetland island loss in Jamaica Bay
First brought up at task force meeting by Ecowatchers
Blue Ribb...
JBTF
Oyster Restoration projects
Concepts and pilots discussed in theory
Cage type projects undertaken around bay
Vari...
JBTF-Advocacy
Successfully opposed JFK Runway Extension into
Jamaica Bay
Blocked Proposals to allow contaminated fill to...
Agency Interaction
Hundreds of Presentations over the years from :
ACOE
NYC DEP
NPS
NYS DEC
NY/NJ Port Authority
NY...
SRIJB Stakeholder Interaction
Recommend at least one annual meeting open to
public to discuss progress of last year and g...
Science and resiliency institute at jamaica bay stakeholder report
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Jamaica Bay Ecowatchers presentation on the stakeholder role in the Science and Resiliency Institute at Jamaica Bay

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Science and resiliency institute at jamaica bay stakeholder report

  1. 1. S.R.I.J.B  August 12 2013-Mayor Bloomberg and Secretary Jewell Announced Agreement  Consortium led by the City University of New York to lead a new Science and Resilience Institute.  In concert with effort to jointly manage portions of adjacent Federal and City Parkland  Bill Solecki interim director . Happold Consulting tasked with creating structure and organization  February 17 2015- Adam Parrish named first director
  2. 2. Stakeholder advisory council Current Participants  NY-NJ Harbor Coalition  The Nature Conservancy  NYC Audubon  American Littoral Society  Jamaica Bay Ecowatchers  NY Restoration Project  Rockaway Waterfront Alliance  National Parks Conservation Association  Trust for Public Land  Environmental Defense Fund  Eastern Queens Alliance  Regional Plan Association  National Wildlife Federation  Natural Resource Protection Association
  3. 3. Role of Stakeholder Advisory Council “The Stakeholder Advisory Council should provide a forum for these groups, and others, to come together to share information on their priorities and initiatives, and to discuss research needs and restoration efforts. The Chair of the Stakeholder Advisory Council will be responsible for representing the stakeholder community on the Institute Board, for major operational issues, and on the Scientific Advisory Council, where he or she will be able to propose research projects for the Institute based on the requests and priorities of stakeholder constituents.”
  4. 4. Institute Director Institute Board (Executive Council with one rep from NYC, NPS, Conservancy plus one from each of the below councils (Policy, stakeholder and Scientific) Science Council Policy Council Stakeholder Council Institute Operations and Staff* Brooklyn College Provost/ CUNY Central *Staff provide administrative support for each of the Councils and the Board
  5. 5. Institute Structure
  6. 6. Role of S.R.I.J.B. ?? Scientific research directed at ecological and resiliency needs of Jamaica Bay and surrounding communities Research priorities should be identified in consultation with the stakeholders Institute will not act as a policy maker or lead on project selection Will act in concert with the Jamaica Bay Task Force
  7. 7. Jamaica Bay Task Force Formed in 1979 Umbrella organization for individuals and environmental organizations working to protect Jamaica Bay Agency presentations and interaction with stakeholders “Buffer the Bay” Comprehensive Plan Vetting of issues and solutions affecting Jamaica Bay
  8. 8. Task Force issues addressed to Date Nitrogen Loading in Jamaica Bay Changes noted after ocean dumping was halted Effects to water quality, algae blooms, and dissolved oxygen Effects on wetland loss Discussions on possible solutions—ie DEP Nitrogen proposal, White Paper etc Issue resolved thru Nitrogen Agreement $115,000,000
  9. 9. JBTF Accomplishments Wetland island loss in Jamaica Bay First brought up at task force meeting by Ecowatchers Blue Ribbon Panel 2001 Presentations by ACOE, DEP,DEC Pilot projects identified and implemented Full scale island restoration projects funded and completed with various reports given at JBTF
  10. 10. JBTF Oyster Restoration projects Concepts and pilots discussed in theory Cage type projects undertaken around bay Various Reports given to task force on results Pilot Reefs Created by DEP
  11. 11. JBTF-Advocacy Successfully opposed JFK Runway Extension into Jamaica Bay Blocked Proposals to allow contaminated fill to be dumped into Jamaica Bay Airport De icing issue and hearings Post Hurricane Sandy issues of West Pond Breach and Marine Debris issues Resiliency Projects ie: Sunset Cove
  12. 12. Agency Interaction Hundreds of Presentations over the years from : ACOE NYC DEP NPS NYS DEC NY/NJ Port Authority NYC DPR  **Town Hall Setting Critical Interaction and feedback
  13. 13. SRIJB Stakeholder Interaction Recommend at least one annual meeting open to public to discuss progress of last year and goals for future year with active participation from attending stakeholders Frequent Contact between the Director and Stakeholder Chairs though out year to discuss developments Stakeholder Reports at JBTF meetings Website portal for input and our reports to stakeholders –website/map/interactive

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