Save Our Shorelines


Without input from the community, RIOC revealed a plan to extend Southpoint Park Shorelines by completely decimating the island’s flora and fauna. Our beautiful old trees will be chopped off for the sole purpose of paving paths to increase visitors-access! Over 320 trees (young and centennial trees) will be bulldozed down.

RIOC’s Plan Is Unwise:

It is an environmental disaster! It’s disastrous to trees, and all wildlife living there: native and migratory birds, mammals, marsupials, native insects and pollinators. It will deprive the residents, visitors, children and future generations from having the last place where to observe a wild beautiful piece of natural paradise with unmolested wildlife habitat that we treasure on Roosevelt Island.

Short-sighted and unnecessary, as there is already ample walking, viewing, all accessible to residents/visitors on both sides of Southpoint park.

What is a Better Option?

  • Preserve and restore these shoreline habitats. 
  • Educate visitors to the natural wonders of Roosevelt Island.

Sign the petition:

4 Comments for : Save Our Shorelines
    • Alex A.
    • March 1, 2020

    I want to come back to this incredible place and not see the natural habitats decimated by extended shorelines.

    • Michelle Ashkin
    • March 6, 2020

    NYC needs to protect as much natural habitat as possible to sustain our diverse and native wildlife as well as our migratory birds. If we are truly going to be a green city, as we claim to be, then we must maintain our habitats.

    • Lisa
    • April 19, 2020

    RIOC would be wise to leave a great legacy and make South point Park a thriving wildlife refuge. I hope that they try to preserve the green space that is home to so many animals.

    • Dominic Sims
    • June 26, 2020

    What else can we do besides signing the petition and and donating? I would love to help out more, who can I contact about that? My name is Dominic Sims and I’ve been an island resident for 9 years.

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