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2007 Update Executive Summary

The purpose of the 2007 Update is to provide a current review of the 82 tidal wetland acquisition and restoration project proposals presented in the 'Reconnaissance Phase Report' (1994) and 'Response to Public Comment from the Reconnaissance Phase Report and Decisions on Project Prioritization for the Planning Phase' (1997); the 2007 Update also presents several new projects of growing importance in the region that are deemed eligible for Jamaica Bay Damages Account (JBDA) funding.

Of the 82 original proposals, three were accomplished using JBDA as the sole funding source; six were fully or partly completed using JBDA money and funds from cost-sharing partners; 14 have been fully or partly completed using other (non-JBDA) funding sources; six proposed projects are no longer available and 53 proposals have not changed in status. In addition, five new projects have been added to the list.

The 2007 Update contains the following sections:

Section 1: Discussion of completed, on-going, and future projects that have received JBDA funding. The means for selecting and funding projects are also discussed.

Section 2: Table 1 'Summary of Project Proposals - Updated 2007' is an updated version of the table issued in the original documents cited above.

Section 3: Maps showing project locations:

  • Figure 1. JBDA proposal sites in eastern Jamaica Bay
  • Figure 2. JBDA proposal sites in western Jamaica Bay
  • Figure 3. JBDA proposal sites in Staten Island
  • Figure 4. JBDA proposal sites in the Bronx

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