about us


Going Coastal, Inc. is a grassroots 501(c)(3) nonprofit educational, cultural and publishing organization dedicated to connecting people to coastal resources by raising awareness of the immense value of the coastal environment, encouraging a sense of community and common history and promoting preservation, protection and conservation.

Our goal is to bring you and your family to the New York City waterfront, help keep it clean, and teach you about its history. Through the efforts of our volunteers and information initiatives, we encourage adults and children to appreciate, enjoy, and preserve it.  Our vision is that our shared waters are clean, safe and accessible ensuring our coastal resources improve quality of life for all New Yorkers.


our current programs...

water access

  1. 2012 NYC Watertrail Map

  2. Harbor Estuary Paddling Guide

water Quality

  1. Pumpout Boat “Eco Pal I”

  2. Clean Marina

Maritime heritage

  1. Earthcaching Trails

  2. A Maritime History of NY


a little bit about us