January 20, 2020
The Little Hell Gate Salt Marsh on Randall's Island is an important and unique wetland habitat on the East River. The marsh supports a wide variety of wildlife, such as minnows, crabs, snails, ducks, egrets, and muskrats. All of the inhabitants of the wetland rely on the plants and water for habitat. This photo monitoring project shows the changes in plant communities and tides over time and illustrates how dynamic salt marshes are.
The Randall’s Island Park Alliance, Inc. (RIPA) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that works with the City of New York and local communities to provide an innovative and exciting destination through a wide range of sports venues, cultural events and environmental exploration. As the dedicated steward of Randall’s Island Park, the Alliance sustains, maintains, develops and programs the Park to support the wellbeing of all New Yorkers.