March 21, 2018
Every year students from Hunters Point Community Middle School participate in a DEP-run data collection program called “A Day in the Life of the Hudson River Estuary.”
This year they used + POOL as the lens for their studies, so they could also study the advocacy that NYC citizens do on behalf of river health.
The kids spent the semester learning about the geography and history of use of the East River, as well as evaluating the current state of water quality near Hunters Point in Queens. They also studied the history and technology of + POOL.
Their goal was to evaluate the reality of + POOL in the East River, as well as to add at least 100 names to our petition for Mayor de Blasio.
Their evaluation, and the 150 names they sent to the Mayor confirmed it – this thing is happening! ; )
You can sign the petition too: www.swimintheriver.com