Creating More Vibrant Waterfronts; Reconnecting the Public


Thursday, April 17, 2014
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm


James and Kathryn Cervino, a scientist and science writer, respectively, will conduct this talk. Dr. James Cervino, a visiting scientist at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution and an adjunct professor at Columbia University’s Earth Institute, whose research focuses on marine pollution, climate change, and coastal habitat restoration, particularly sea grasses and shellfish, will focus on the “little things,” and how they control global warming and sea level rise. Kathryn Cervino, a science writer/editor and co-founder/vice president of Coastal Preservation Network, a not-for-profit organization in Northeast Queens dedicated to restoring the East River shoreline environment, increasing public access to local waters, and empowering community members to be greener in their daily lives, will focus on the work of CPN since its 2002 founding, including important partnerships with the kayaking community in Yonkers and beyond.  “Through free kayaking events, shoreline cleanups, sea grass plantings, environmental workshops, and public advocacy at the local, borough and citywide levels, we are creating more vibrant waterfronts, reconnecting the public to the waters that surround them,” says the couple. James Cervino, who has taught science at the middle school, high school, and college levels since the 1990s is also environmental chairman of Community Board 7 in Queens. Kathryn Cervino is vice president and parks committee chairperson of the College Point Civic Association.


The Yonkers Paddling and Rowing Club (YPRC) is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to the paddling community and recreation on the Hudson River in Yonkers. Visit


The Sarah Lawrence College Center for the Urban River at Beczak (CURB), formerly the Beczak Environmental Education Center, is a hub for research and education about the Hudson River, and rivers generally, within the urban environment. CURB was launched in June 2013 as an alliance of Sarah Lawrence College and the Hudson River Valley Environmental Education Institute. Please visit

Event Location and Ticket Information

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Sarah Lawrence College Center for the Urban River at Beczak
35 Alexander Street
Yonkers, New York
Handicap Accessible? Yes

Date: Thursday, April 17, 2014
Times: 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Ticket pricing:
Free event

Presenter Phone: 914-395-2412
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