NYC’S Wetlands: 2050

Friday, December 7 at 6:30 PM


Science of the Living City, in partnership with NYC H2O and the Alley Pond Environmental Center, presents:

NYC’s Wetlands 2050

What Does the Future Hold for Alley Pond’s Salt Marsh?

New York City is a city of water, and an important aspect of that identity are our salt marshes. They are dynamic places, acting as a nexus between land, freshwater, and marine environments. They clean our water, provide essential feeding and breeding grounds for wildlife, and are some of our most beautiful sites for outdoor inspiration and recreation. They are also the frontlines for protection from coastal storms.

The city’s remaining salt marshes are vulnerable to changing weather patterns, sea level rise, invasive species, and human activities. They cannot thrive in a modern city in the age of climate change without our help. If we protect these places, they can protect us in turn. Join Science of the Living City, NYC H2O, and the Alley Pond Environmental Center as we discuss the future of New York City’s wetlands through the lens of the salt marsh at Alley Pond Park and its history, ecology, human community, and resilience.

Join our panel of experts, artists, and community members for open discussion.


Gregory O’Mullan – Queens College


Eric Sanderson – Wildlife Conservation Society
Kasey Wilding – Alley Pond Environmental Center
Rebecca Swadek – NYC Parks
Nathan Kensinger – Journalist and Photographer

This event will be held at the Helen Marshall Cultural Center at Queens Borough Hall, 120-55 Queens Blvd, Kew Gardens from 6:30 – 8:30 pm.

Food will be available.

This event is free and open to the public, but registration is required.