Bronx River Current | November 2017
Happy Thanksgiving to All!
 
 
 
 
 
NYBG Fall Forest Weekend

Don't miss the chance to enjoy the last paddling weekend of the season in partnership with the New York Botanical Garden. Take short paddles in the Thain Family Forest November 4 & 5 from 11am - 4pm. Registration with NYBG is required on site. We hope you join us on the Bronx River! 
 
 
For more info, click here.
 
 
Explore the Bronx River this Fall. Whether you're paddling, biking, or volunteering, we have an event for you!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
On October 12, students from 3 Bronx schools came out to the river as part of a program sponsored by the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation:  "A Day in The Life of the Hudson and Harbor". They conducted water quality monitoring and seining.  Witnessing wildlife was an added plus! To learn more about hands-on learning on the
Bronx River click here.
 
 
 
 
 
News & Announcements
 
 
 
 
Meet Theresa Dooley  
Volunteer 

On October 19, Theresa and 30 volunteers from Bank of America paddled the Bronx River and collected over 50 bags of trash at Concrete Plant Park. We asked her some questions about her day: 

What interesting things did you find out ?

It’s funny - the pattern of the trash seems like a little party. In one area you find bottles, food containers and alcohol...I am trying to give back to the community in a small way.


What kind of animal would you be on the Bronx River and why?

I think I would be an otter. It would be fun to swim around the river and come out to scurry and dig.


Thank you to all the volunteers and to Bank of America for making a difference. Learn more about becoming a volunteer for upcoming events! 

 
 
 
 
 
Thank You!
An Upstream Soiree 

On October 10, 200 guests celebrated the restoration of the Bronx River, the development of the Bronx River
Greenway, and the engagement of our volunteers. The Alliance's 12th gala honored Linda Cox, Mathy Stanislaus and Edith McBean, and raised over $110,000. Thank you to everyone who attended and donated to our mission. 
 
 
 
 
 
Shaping the Bronx River Corridor
Starlight Park

The New York State Department of Transportation is accepting public comments regarding the conversion of the Sheridan Expressway into a pedestrian-friendly boulevard. This project will impact the Bronx River corridor for years to come. Make your voice heard and submit your comments before  November 18. Comments can be submitted via email to Sheridan@dot.ny.gov. To learn more about the project click here.
 
 
 
 
 
Long Term Control Plan
Make your voice heard!

This is your chance to make your voice heard by attending the public meeting by the Department of Environmental Protection to discuss the future of the Bronx River on November 15 from 6 - 8pm. For details about the meeting click here. 

For more information about the Bronx River Long Term Control Plan click here.
 
 
 
 
 
Foodway Update
Concrete Plant Park

Foodway's first season was a huge success. Many thanks to all who joined us. Over the next month or so Foodway will be expanding. NYC Parks will be installing a new raised planting bed and trees, as well as a berry walk, fruit trees and a dry riverbed to help with drainage of the Pollinator and Fragrant Gardens. We are excited about the expansion and improvements and hope you will want to join us for future planting opportunities next year.

Many programs complemented the Foodway this past Sunday - including the Healing Drum Circle, Cooking Classes, Zumba Classes, movie nights, and finally mural painting for a new container/community space. 

Thank you to our partners that supported the success of the Foodway this year: SWALE, Youth Ministries for Peace and Justice, The POINT CDC, Partnerships for Park, and NYC Parks
 
 
 
 
Major Volunteer Cleanup
Soundview Park

On Saturday October 21, 45 volunteers came out to the Bronx River to join United by Blue and our Conservation Crew on a Cleanup Day at Soundview Park. Thank you to volunteers who cleaned up 50 bags of debris from the river shoreline totaling 600 pounds. Join us on the next volunteer day, click here to send us your info. 
 
 
 
 
 
The Bronx River Museum
Bronx Park Forest

Students from the Bronx Community Charter School had a Museum Day out in the Bronx River on October 20, 2017. Every year students take the river as a 'study area' to work on a wide range of projects that end up being exhibited at the river. This year we learned about renewable resources, wildlife, river dams, fish ladders, and community advocacy. Thank you to the students for leading a very educational outdoor exhibit! 
 
 
 
 
 
Observe The Bronx River
Nature's Notebook 

Become a citizen scientist and regularly record plant and wildlife along the river. Sign up for Nature's Notebook, a project by the USA National Phenology NetworkThe data gathered could help with future plans for the river and surrounding community. For more information, click here. 
 
 
 
 
 
2017 Membership Benefits 
Support the Bronx River!

Become a member and enjoy the Get Moving on the Bronx River activity guide, behind-the-scenes tours, a 15% discount on canoe trips and more, depending on your membership level.

If you are already a member, consider gifting a membership to a friend, co-worker or loved one. Your donations are tax deductible! Spread the Bronx River love!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Paddle at NYBG
Sat. & Sun., November 4 & 5 

Enjoy a visit to the New York Botanical Garden and join us for the last paddle of the season! Sign up at NYBG from 11am - 3pm. Registration is required. For more information, click here. 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Explore the Greenway
Anytime, Anywhere! 

Stay active and enjoy the beauty along the Bronx River Greenway. We have a number of resources to help guide you in your journey along the river. View some of our online resources, available anytime, to help you explore sections you have yet to discover.  
 
 
 
 
 
Looking Back at...
Boogie Up the Bronx River 

Over 60 riders cycled 23-miles each way along the Bronx River Greenway from Soundview Park to the Kensico Dam during our annual Boogie Up the Bronx River on October 7. Thanks to everyone who participated and especially the volunteers for all their hard work.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Recreation Volunteer Day
Saturday, November 11

Join our Recreation Team as they get ready to wrap up the 2017 on water season!  You have the choice of fixing and cleaning boats for next season or organizing our container. We will meet at Concrete Plant Park from 11am - 1pm. For more information, click here.
 
 
 
 
 
Citizen Science Data Jam
Wednesday, December 6

Are you a current or future volunteer interested in knowing more about the science of the Bronx River? Join us for a fun evening of exploration as we celebrate the wonderful projects on water quality, trash, sediment, and critters that we've been monitoring in 2017 and the partners and participants who made it all possible! To register, click here.
 
 
 
 
 
Thank you to all of our financial supporters and partners. We couldn't do it without you!
 
 
 
 
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