Celebrating 30 Years of Connecting People to the Marvels and Mysteries of the Hudson River

This year The River Project joins the #GivingTuesday global movement as we celebrate 30 years of scientific research, hands-on environmental education, habitat improvement, and innovative waterfront programs.

The heart and soul of The River Project’s mission is to give our children and one another the opportunity to love the natural world, share time and space with individual animals, and to know that everyone one of them has value. Within our corner of New York Harbor and the Hudson River Estuary, we can see and touch the water, shoreline and the plants and animals, and live in nature, all while living in the most densely populated city in the country.

Our lab and field station, the Wetlab, is located in the Hudson River Park Sanctuary. The River Project led the effort to achieve the Sanctuary designation in 1998. Thousands of students and visitors each year take part in our “Wetlab Look-ins”, Field Trips, and free waterfront programs to examine and learn about the local fishes and invertebrates of New York City. The Project’s live exhibits are housed in a flow-through aquarium system of river water and managed by the staff with the help of the students in our Marine Biology Internship Program.

The programs we have brought to our community and through the engagement of visitors from around the world over the past three decades have changed life in New York Harbor and on the City’s waterfronts. We want to continue to work towards protecting, restoring, and connecting people to the marvels and mysteries of the Hudson River.

#GivingTuesday gives us the perfect opportunity for us to share our story and to empower people to join the global giving movement and #GiveBack to their community.

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