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Last modified: June 9, 2014, 10:57 PM
The MWA works to transform the New York and New Jersey Harbor and waterways to make them cleaner and more accessible, a vibrant place to play, learn and work with great parks, great jobs and great transportation for all.
This is a moment of vital importance for our waterfront. Superstorm Sandy reminded all in the region that we are a coastal city and we must learn to respect and live with the water that surrounds us. Critical land use, regulatory, and environmental decisions made now will determine how the New York metropolitan area looks and functions and how future generations are able to access the water and enjoy this great resource that is at our doorsteps.
MWA uniquely brings together different interests around a variety of waterfront issues. We are an alliance of over 740 civic groups and businesses dedicated to creating a great and shared waterfront by overcoming challenges, advocating for a better waterfront, building waterfront infrastructure, providing informational and technical resources to the public and larger waterfront community, encouraging neighborhood participation, and influencing policy decisions that will affect every person in the New York metropolitan region.