Presenting: ’The Life of The Hudson River Wetlands’
Erik Kiviat, founding Director of Hudsonia, will speak about the Hudson River wetlands. The tidal wetlands of the Hudson River INCLUDE 3 SIGNIFICANT COASTAL HABITATS ALONG ROCKLAND'S shores; PIERMONT MARSH, HAVERSTRAW MARSHES, and IONA MARSH.
THE WETLANDS provide many important services, including biodiversity support, recreation, sporting activities, and fish nursery habitats. These wetlands are regulated by state and federal agencies, yet beneath this regulatory “radar” many impacts occur to the wetlands and their flora and fauna. And rising sea level may cause wetland loss.
The presentation will cover the basic character of the wetlands and the natural and human influences on them, the habitats and some typical plants and animals of the wetlands, and the implications of change due to sea level rise, ecotourism, management of nonnative species, wastewater treatment, and land use. The talk is for anyone who is interested in the wetlands and their inhabitants. Co-sponsored by the Sparkill Creek Watershed Alliance