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Tuesday, May 24 • 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Wildlife Spotted! Marine Life Coming Back and Moving North

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Improvements in water quality, habitat restoration, and land conservation are bringing back whales, seals, fish, and other wildlife to the New York-New Jersey Harbor Estuary. At the same time our region is experiencing warming that continues to invite to our harbor and coastal edge species that normally inhabit only southern ranges. This panel looks at these shifts and explores questions about the current outlook for species, along with what new species we could expect more of in the coming years. Defining what constitutes an invasive species will also be considered.

Available for CEUs from APA, AIA & ASLA

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Anne Barnard

Climate Reporter, The New York Times
Anne Barnard, a veteran New York Times reporter and foreign correspondent, is currently based in New York covering climate and the environment. Anne led coverage of the Syria war for the New York Times for six years, reporting from across the Middle East as Beirut bureau chief from... Read More →
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Rebecca McMackin

Director of Horticulture, Brooklyn Bridge Park
Rebecca McMackin is an ecologically obsessed horticulturist and garden designer. By day, she is the director of horticulture at Brooklyn Bridge Park, where she manages 85 acres of diverse parkland organically and with an eye towards habitat creation for birds, butterflies, and soil... Read More →
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Don Riepe

Jamaica Bay Guardian, American Littoral Society
Don Riepe retired in 2003 from the National Park Service where he worked as a naturalist ranger and manager of the Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge in NYC. Currently, he is employed as Jamaica Bay Guardian for the American Littoral Society. Don has written many articles on natural history... Read More →
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Sarah Ryan Hudson, Esq.

Director of Advocacy, Gotham Whale
Sarah Hudson is the director of advocacy at Gotham Whale, a research, education, and advocacy organization dedicated to the study and protection of humpback whales and all marine mammals in New York City Harbor and New York Bight. The GW team uses the latest reports from the water... Read More →

Tuesday May 24, 2022 2:00pm - 2:50pm EDT
Keeping History Room (3rd Floor)