The River Project is a marine science field station founded in 1986 at Pier 26 in Tribeca (now at Pier 40), on the lower west side of Manhattan, in New York City. The River Project works to protect and restore the ecosystem of the Hudson River estuary through scientific research, hands-on environmental education, and urban habitat improvement.
The River Project’s programs and interactive exhibits expand public understanding of the estuary and inspire people to appreciate the ecosystem they live in. An intimate view of what is at the waterfront and beneath the surface contributes to a sense of well-being for urban residents and to the perception of New York City as a viable place to live and work.
We love the River Project because it marries the ocean with the city. Beyond cool projects like restoring New York’s oyster population, their website allows anyone around the world to see via streaming video the amazing Hudson River.