The Empire Dragon Boat Team NYC is committed to improving the health and environment of all New Yorkers. To this end, we are dedicating our time and resources to several projects to call attention to the water quality around New York City.
Collaborating with Riverkeeper and the New York CIty Department of Parks & Recreation, we sponsor an annual Flushing Bay Marina clean up day, in memory of one of our founder, Jennifer Merendino. Other environmental initiatives include: oyster gardening in collaboration with NY/NJ Baykeeper, and water quality testing in collaboration with New York City Water Trail Association. In addition, the team is a member of S.W.I.M and the Metropolitan Waterfront Alliance.