Visualizing Coastal Change in Metro NY - Soundview Park
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Called the “Gateway to the Bronx River,” Soundview Park is 205 acres situated where the Bronx River opens into the East River. Once a vast expanse of salt marsh habitat and tidal creeks, this important coastal wetland ecosystem has been altered and destroyed due to landfill/development activities. New York City Parks, in partnership with the US Army Corps of Engineers, has recently begun the construction phase of a 3-acre salt marsh restoration project. The restored tidal marsh system will eventually attract wildlife to the area including wading birds fish, crustaceans and mollusks.

(Source: NYC Parks)

Study Site Narrative & Project Summary

Study Site Maps
  • Nautical Chart (1855) (pdf)

  • Historic Topographic Map (1897) (pdf)

  • Historic Air Photo Map (1954) (pdf)

  • Historic DoT Map (1975) (pdf)

  • Current Air Photo Map (1994) (pdf)

  • Current Topographic Map (1995) (pdf)

Workshop Exercises: Files

  • Aerial Photographs (pdf)

  • Site Characterizations (pdf)

  • Topographic Maps (pdf)

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