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Weppler jam bay task force 3 nov 21

  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 MARSH ISLANDS UPDATE JAMAICA BAY TASK FORCE MEETING PETER WEPPLER CHIEF, ENVIRONMENTAL ANALYSIS BRANCH NEW YORK DISTRICT/PLANNING DIVISION NOVEMBER 3, 2021 1 File Name
  2. 2. AUTHORIZED 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 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
  3. 3. JAMAICA BAY PLANNING REGION MARSH ISLANDS 3 1. Stony Creek – Habitat Restoration consisting of 26 acres of Low Marsh, 22.5 acres of High Marsh, 3.49 acres of Scrub/Shrub, 1.43 acres of Channel Restoration and 8.67 acres of Shallow Marine Habitat. [Total Habitat 62.09 acres beneficially using 151,360 CYD of dredge material]: Non-federal Partners: NYCDEP and NYSDEC 2. Duck Point – Habitat Restoration consisting of 24.9 acres of Low Marsh, 5.6 acres of High Marsh, 8.1 acres of Scrub/Shrub, 1.03 acres of Channel Restoration and 7.57 acres of Shallow Marine Habitat. [Total Habitat: 47.2 acres beneficially using 213,776 CYD of dredge material]: Non-federal Partners: NYCDEP and NYSDEC 3. Elders Center – Habitat Restoration consisting of 15.2 acres of Low Marsh, 10.9 acres of High Marsh, 1.4 acres of Scrub/Shrub, .95 acres of Channel Restoration, and 5.49 acres of Shallow Marine Habitat. [Total Habitat: 33.94 acres beneficially using 284,891 CY of dredge material]: Non-federal Partners: NYCDEP and NYSDEC 4. Pumpkin Patch West – Habitat Restoration consisting of 13.7 acres of Low Marsh, 8.61 acres of High Marsh, .9 acres of Scrub/Shrub, .74 acres of Channel Restoration, and 3.88 acres of Shallow Marine Habitat. [Total Habitat: 27.83 acres beneficially using 327,686 CYD of dredge material]: Non-federal Partners: NYCDEP and NYSDEC 5. Pumpkin Patch East – Habitat Restoration consisting of 15.6 acres of Low Marsh, 10.1 acres of High Marsh, 3.1 acres of Scrub/Shrub, .58 acres of Channel Restoration, and 5.22 acres of Shallow Marine Habitat. Total Habitat: 34.6 acres beneficially using 351,952 CYD of dredge material]: Non-federal Partners: NYCDEP and NYSDEC
  4. 4. • Awaiting Enactment of FY22 Budget Appropriations for first set of projects to advance Pre-construction Engineering and Design (PED) phase.  Stony Creek Marsh Island  Flushing Creek  Bronx Zoo & Dam/Stone Mill Dam  Oysters at Naval Station Earle • Remaining 15 sites/projects sequenced over next 20 years. HRE Cost Appendix outlines timing of each project.  Duck Point Marsh Island: PED - 2024 (Construction - 2027)  Elders Center Marsh Island: PED - 2028 (Construction - 2031)  Pumpkin Patch West: PED - 2030 (Construction - 2033)  Pumpkin Patch East: PED – 2043 (Construction – 2037)  Timing dependent on appropriation of funds for USACE, NYCDEP and NYDEC 15 NEXT STEPS https://www.nan.usace.army.mil/Missions/Environmental/Environmental -Restoration/Hudson-Raritan-Estuary/

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