Going Coastal

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Going Coastal is a national EPA Environmental Quality Award-winning[1] nonprofit grassroots organization formed in 2003 with the mission of connecting people and coastal resources. Programs are designed to raise awareness of the coast's immense value as a natural, cultural, historical, and recreational resource. Going Coastal, Inc. is a 501c3 all-volunteer, youth and community serving nonprofit organization.

Urban Waterfront Guides[edit]

Going Coastal New York City,[2] now in its 2nd edition, is a guide to waterfront access in the five boroughs of New York City. The guidebook informs residents and visitors alike about the recreational, NYC’s 578 miles of shoreline and outlines ways for them to participate in the preservation and restoration of the waterfront. The book is published by Fordham University Press (2009) and available online and in bookstores.

Going Coastal also restores to print books that inform people about urban waterfronts. A Maritime History of New York[3] originally compiled by the Work Progress Administration- WPA Writers’ Project, first published in 1941. Going Coastal's efforts to make the book available were acknowledged in Proclamations issued by both the Mayor’s Office and the City Council.


Going Coastal, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to connecting people and coastal resources through publishing, information initiatives and educational programs.[4]

Coastal Resilience[edit]

Greening Main Street creates a super-efficient Deep energy Retrofit demonstration of historic 100-year-old brick building in the Village of Catskill by making certain energy, water and resource efficiency improvements to the building without sacrificing the historic character. The purpose of this project is to show policy-makers, property owners, builders, contractors, and the general public how saving energy and improving the overall “greenness” of the building can be affordable and contribute to the vitality and quality of life of downtown and make the Village of Catskill and Greene County more sustainable.

Water Access & Safety[edit]

South Shore Blueway Trail:[5] Going Coastal is project leader on this collaborative community effort to develop a water-based trail for canoes, kayaks, and paddle boards. The South Shore Blueway Trail spans East, Middle, and West Hempstead Bays and South Oyster Bay. The new recreational corridor assembles water access points connecting cultural and ecological resources, like parks, natural areas and business districts. Visit www.southshoreblueway.com.

Coastal Cartography: Going Coastal produces maps to help people experience and enjoy the New York-New Jersey Harbor Estuary.[6] Maps are printed and distributed free of charge to the public and available for free download at goingcoastal.org.

Water Trail Maps: Going Coastal, Inc. has produced the New York City Water Trail Map,[4] since 2008, when the NYC Department of Parks and Recreation inaugurated the Big Apple's first water trail for human-powered boating. Over 20,000 maps are distributed by NYC Parks and regional boating clubs each beginning in April.

Going Coastal Waterfront Center: A nautical visitor center alerting the public about the where, what and how of the NYC waterfront is open each summer in Hudson River Park at Pier 66.

Boat Sober NY[7] is a regional campaign to raise awareness of the dangers of boating under the influence.


1. Environmental Protection Agency [1]

2. Fordham University Press [2]

3. Maritime History of New York, WPA Writers Project, 1941; reissued by Going Coastal, Inc. 2004. (ISBN 0972980318 Search this book on Amazon.com Logo.png.) [3]

4. Coastal Boating [4]

5. Going Coastal Pumpout Map at NY-NJ Harbor Estuary Program [5]

6. Safe Boating Council [6]

7. Water Trail Map at NYC Parks & Recreation Daily Planet [7]

8. BoatUS Foundation News [8]

9. New York Harbor Pumpout Map at NYC Dept of Environmental Protection [9]

10. NFWF LIFF [10]

11. NFWF Marine Debris [11]

12. A Maritime Heritage of New York https://www.amazon.com/dp/0972980318

12 Community Walk [12]

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