Series of Public Meetings for the NY/NJ Harbor Estuary
||February 13- March 8
||6:30 p.m. (Registration 6 p.m.)
||Northeast NJ and NY locations (see below)
What is the Harbor Estuary Program? The New York/New Jersey Harbor
Estuary Program (HEP) was created in 1988 as a partnership of government
agencies, scientists, businesses and environmental organizations. This
partnership, led by the states of New York and New Jersey and the U.S.
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), launched a major long-term effort
to address the problems affecting the estuary and the New York bight.
What is this meeting about? The Help the Harbor series of meetings
is part of a larger effort to assess where we are with implementing the
Comprehensive Conservation Management Plan (CCMP) and determine where
we should go from here. In 1997, The governors of New York and New Jersey,
and the administrator of EPA Region 2 signed the CCMP for the Harbor estuary
and bight. Since the CCMP was adopted, many of the recommended short and
long-term actions have been initiated, but there is still more to be done.
What will happen after this meeting? The HEP will continue soliciting
public input until March 30. Comments and ideas can be shared at the meetings
or submitted in writing to the program office. After the public input
closing date, the Citizen and Scientific Advisory Committees will begin
developing a set of targets and priorities for the program based on the
public input. The summary document will be used to seek additional funding
for the program and inform elected officials.
||Feb. 13 -
||Fort Lee Historic Park, Hudson Terrace;
|Feb. 14 -
||Teaneck, Fairleigh Dickinson University, Weiner Library,
1000 River Road;
|Feb. 20 -
||Leonardo Community Firehouse, Appleton Ave.;
|Feb. 21 -
||Newark, Wolff Memorial Presbyterian Church, 106 Ann
|March 7 -
||Bayonne, Robbins Reef Yacht Club, 21 Pavonia Court;
|March 8 -
||Woodbridge Town Hall, 1 Main St.
For further information or directions, contact . Laura Bartovics at
the Harbor Estuary Program Office, (212) 637-3816