What's New

What's New


RISE Recognized for Stewardship Award

RISE, in partnership with Cornell University and NYC H20, is an awardee of National Sea Grant Marine Debris Community Action Coalitions Competition. The partners will work together over the next three years, hosting beach cleanups and school educational workshops focused on the impacts of marine debris on the environment. The competition is funded through Bipartisan Infrastructure Law and Inflation Reduction Act.

Target Chooses RISE

Click here to find out how you can help us receive a grant from Target Circle Community Giving Program.


AZ Awards 2024 for Environmental Leadership

Check out AZURE Magazine's AZ Awards 2024 to RISE, in collaboration with WXY Architecture + Urban Design and eDesign Dynamics, for the new Arverne East Welcome Center, Native Plant Nursery, Dune Preserve, and development of educational programs and "Dune Squad" stewardship training program.

"Dune Squad" Invasive Plant Removal

RISE won a three-year grant from New York State's Environmental Protection Fund. Click here to learn more.

Arverne East Native Plant Nursery

Join RISE in creating a new native plant nursery, to locally grow native shoreline plants for the coastal dunes of the Rockaway peninsula.

"Greater Rockaway" Coastal Resilience Plan

RISE established a new initiative to conduct a comprehensive site assessment and preliminary design, with community input, to enhance the shoreline of the Rockaway peninsula into an extensive, biodiverse, and habitat-rich dune system.

Click here to read our final report.