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Updates From Urban Waters Locations

Bronx & Harlem Rivers (NY) — The Bronx & Harlem Rivers Urban Waters Partnership will meet on October 25, 2022. Partners will review the current partnership workplan and begin to think about plans for the update. Participants will also hear from two interns who participated in the Natural and Nature-based Features Monitoring Framework project in collaboration with the Natural Areas Conservancy, NYC Department of Parks and Recreation, Science and Resilience Institute at Jamaica Bay, New York Sea Grant and the New York State Department of State.

Delaware River Watershed (DE, NJ, PA) — The Partnership for the Delaware Estuary (PDE) received a $92,500 National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) grant to build capacity for cities in the watershed to plan additional habitat and water quality projects with local community groups. Additionally, from September 24 – October 1, 2022, PDE, in collaboration with urban partners and community members, is hosting river festivals in three of the four cities in the Partnership.

Grand River/Grand Rapids (MI) — USGS and the city of Grand Rapids installed an interactive water quality station at the Sixth Street Bridge. Residents can scan a QR code on the monitoring station to view real-time data on water quality indicators like temperature and oxygen levels. 

Middle Rio Grande/Albuquerque (NM) — The Middle Rio Grande Urban Waters Partnership held a quarterly Urban Waters meeting on September 13, 2022, to hear from partners on a variety of subjects, including a presentation from the state Energy, Minerals and Natural Resources Department about fire impacts, prevention, remediation and resources and a presentation from a local expert about farming training and restoration. There was also presentation on the use of goats as a sustainable vegetation management strategy.

Mystic River Watershed (MA) — The Mystic River Watershed Urban Waters Partnership has been developing and sharing information regarding funding for clean water with municipalities. The Partnership met on September 8, 2022, and discussed the Clean Water State Revolving Fund (SRF), lead pipe removal and a case study on how one city in the watershed, Revere, MA, has been using the SRF funds.

Northwest Indiana Area (IN) — The Northwest Indiana Urban Waters Partnership will support the city of Whiting, IN, in its plans to plant 5,000 trees in the next five years through a collaborative effort with partners including the Northwestern Indiana Regional Planning Commission (NIRPC), the Student Conservation Association, BP America, USDA Forest Service, Indiana DNR Urban Forestry Program, Northern Indiana Public Service Company, the Wildlife Habitat Council and others. The NWI Partnership is celebrating the 10,000th tree planted this year.

Patapsco Watershed/Baltimore Region (MD) — The Baltimore Urban Waters Partnership welcomes Claire Cambardella as a new Ambassador in the Baltimore location! 


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