Our 2017 Honorees


Harbor Stewardship Award

The Harbor Stewardship Award honors a pioneer in their industry who has made a career out of connecting New Yorkers to the Harbor. This year, BOP is honoring Arthur Imperatore, founder of New York Waterway. Since the launch of its first boat ride in 1986, NY Waterway has provided millions of passengers with the opportunity to experience the beauty, importance, and potential of the NY Harbor. 

Sea change award

The Sea Change Award honors an individual or group that uses their chosen platform to build awareness for the importance of protecting and restoring our natural environment. This year, BOP is honoring the film crew behind Saving Jamaica Bay, a documentary highlighting a community's fight against climate change and government to restore their local NYC environment. To learn more about how Jamaica Bay neighbors rediscovered their historic relationship to the water, check out the trailer! Accepting the award will be Dan Hendrick, Writer and Producer.