A Celebration of Fountains

Following the 2018 NWNL Spotlight Expedition to Rome to document ancient aqueducts and water systems, we fell in love with fountains. Today's blog highlights a few photographs taken by NWNL Director Alison M Jones of fountains around the world - both in and out of NWNL watersheds. All images © Alison M Jones

BIRD POPULATIONS & WATERSHEDS

Text and Photos by Alison M. Jones:  NWNL Director and Lead Photographer Research by Elise I. Boeger:  Member of The Explorers Club, avid birder in NYC’s Central Park, part of Audubon Christmas Bird Count for 25+ years Everywhere we look, especially if we crane our necks upwards, birds of all colors and sizes surround us! Even … Continue reading BIRD POPULATIONS & WATERSHEDS

“Living Shorelines” Can Fortify Our Coastlines … A Solution at Work in New Jersey’s Raritan Bay

By Meredith Comi, Restoration Program Director of the NY/NJ Baykeeper  A "living wall" of oysters in the South Atlantic. Photo: Alison M. Jones for No Water No Life After Hurricane Sandy, it was clear that coastal resiliency had become an immediate priority. Thus, Baykeeper began an innovative project to determine if a “Living Shoreline” of oysters could stabilize … Continue reading “Living Shorelines” Can Fortify Our Coastlines … A Solution at Work in New Jersey’s Raritan Bay

A Blind Eye to Flooding – No More Excuses

By Alison Jones, No Water No Life Director NWNL sends our sympathies to those suffering from Hermine’s winds and rains. As this hurricane slashes its way north, we hope for the least amount of flood damage possible. As 2012’s Superstorm Sandy and August’s Louisiana Floods showed, we have created a bad scenario along our waterways. … Continue reading A Blind Eye to Flooding – No More Excuses

LNG Threat to Hudson and Raritan River Estuaries

NY/NJ Baykeeper is a strong voice fighting an LNG terminal (see definition below) that would threaten the biodiversity and water quality of the Hudson and Raritan River Estuary, one of the largest ports in the world. LNG usage, which furthers greenhouse gas emissions, is also a concern. WHAT is Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG)? Liquefied Natural … Continue reading LNG Threat to Hudson and Raritan River Estuaries

Summer Saturday on the Hudson

Following Rivers with Alison M. Jones Artist Talk on Saturday 7/11 from 6-7:30pm Join me as I share the inspiration and creative process behind photographs taken while on expedition in Africa and North America for No Water No Life ®. Following Rivers, curated by Jasmine Graf, is a compelling collection of giclee photographs grouped together … Continue reading Summer Saturday on the Hudson

Protect Our Water Resources

  NYC SAFE Disposal Events in Spring 2014 (held rain or shine): Sun, May 4 - Brooklyn, McCarren Park Sat, May 10 - Bronx, Orchard Beach Parking Lot Sun, May 11 - Manhattan, Union Square, North Plaza Sat, May 17 - Staten Island, Midland Beach Parking Lot For more info - http://www.nyc.gov/html/nycwasteless/html/events/bwprr_safe.shtml https://www.facebook.com/NYCRecycles https://twitter.com/nycrecycles - … Continue reading Protect Our Water Resources

United Nations Commemoration of the International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples

Today NWNL and NYC welcomes the arrival of Native Americans and Allies paddling from Albany to NYC along the Hudson River in the spirit of environmental responsibility. The Two Row Wampum Renewal Campaign is a partnership between six Native American Haudenosaunee Nations (Mohawk, Oneida, Onondaga, Cayuga, Seneca and Tuscarora) and the Neighbors of the Onondaga … Continue reading United Nations Commemoration of the International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples

City of Water Day on July 20th

City of Water Day is coming up - July 20th! Free events along the Hudson River! Check out these websites for more info: http://hudsonriverdaysny.org/river_day_events.aspx  http://www.cityofwaterday.org See you on the river!

the art of addressing water conservation

NWNL would like to spotlight artists utilizing art as a platform to raise awareness of water issues. Currently on view at Pace Gallery in NYC -Maya Lin creates sculptural topographies of disappearing watersheds. With recycled silver, steel pins, marble and wood, Lin presents aerial views of waterways exploring environmental issues. Watch a 5 minute video … Continue reading the art of addressing water conservation