Thursday, June 25, 2009

Mayor Bloomberg And Friends Come To The Aquarium Rescue

With the help of more than 34,000 messages, 7,400 emails, and 51 letters sent to City Hall, the needed funding for cultural institutions like the New York Aquarium, the Bronx Zoo, and the that was in danger of being axed has been restored by Mayor Bloomberg and other city officials.

The Wildlife Conservation Society thanks Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg, Speaker Christine C. Quinn, Majority Leader Joel Rivera, Chairman Dominic Recchia and the delegations from all five boroughs for recognizing the economic importance of the Bronx Zoo, New York Aquarium and all of the city’s cultural institutions. Their decision to restore our funding is testament to the fact that the Bronx Zoo, New York Aquarium and our partners in the Cultural Institutions Group are what help to make our city great.

The press announecment was release June 16, 2009. The overwhelming community support is what made the difference.

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