April 23, 2020
Working to complete a contiguous public park along the Hudson River and promote development that meets the highest standards of urban design.
On May 14th, FBW will join other local nonprofits for #HudsonGives, an online day of giving.

For the second year in a row, the Hudson County Chamber of Commerce Foundation has hosted this virtual event to support the wide range of not-for-profit organizations working – and enriching –  Hudson County. It’s easy to participate: just log onto at any time on Thursday, May 14th, and search for the nonprofit you’d like to support. You’ll find FBW’s page here: Give to Fund for a Better Waterfront 

In remembrance of Rachel Carson (recommended reading)
Rachel Carson is credited for giving birth to the modern environmental movement. Her best known book, Silent Spring, documented the devastating impact that indiscriminate use of pesticides have on wildlife and the environment. The impact of this book, published in 1962, cannot be overstated. It sold more than a half million copies in 24 countries and seared on people’s consciousness the link between pollution and the public’s health as well as the health of the planet.   
Recent articles making the case for keeping parks & public spaces open 
"If we’re going to make it through this crisis with our sanity intact, we can’t stop going outside. Sunshine and exercise aren’t just a natural anti-depressant, they’re known to help boost our immune systems, which is exactly what we need right now." — Philadelphia Inquirer, April 8, 2020 by Inga Saffron, “Philadelphia officials stopped Rivers Casino from closing off its Delaware River trail, but that’s not enough.” 
We believe that successful waterfronts begin with sound planning, time-tested urban design and an understanding that the water's edge belongs to the public.
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