Sarah Lawrence College Center for the Urban River at Beczak in Yonkers, New York will work with Riverkeeper, the Bronx River Alliance
, the Hudson River Watershed Alliance and community watershed groups to improve water quality and increase community engagement in urban communities in the lower Hudson River valley.
The story on the Bronx River Alliance
illustrates how New Yorkers can take an active role to clean up and enhance the environment, expand recreation access, and improve their community.
When complete, it will be the headquarters for the Bronx River Alliance
"Canoeing down the Bronx River is a fantastic way to see a side of NYC and the Bronx that you may have never known existed," said Maggie Greenfield, Deputy Director of the Bronx River Alliance. "In some sections, such as paddling through the Bronx River Gorge in the NY Botanical Garden, you feel as though you have fully escaped the city.
The Bronx River Alliance has a variety of opportunities and suggestions to get involved:
Through its Community Impact Grant Program, DEC's Office of Environmental Justice supports the Bronx River Alliance's mission to protect, improve and restore the Bronx River.
Equipment used by The Bronx River Alliance and the Sparkill Creek Watershed Alliance is part of the EPA s new equipment loan program.
In May 2014, the EPA conducted a two day training session for 15-20 volunteers from both the Bronx River Alliance and the Sparkill Creek Watershed Alliance.
Lannon served as director of development for the Bronx River Alliance
, while working as a consultant to NYHC.
It was the same way downstate when the Bronx River Alliance
received part of the settlement from a pollution case to conduct a green infrastructure project.
Parks & Recreation commissioner Adrian Benepe joined assembly member Carmen Arroyo, chair of the Bronx River Alliance
Dart Westphal, executive director of the Sustainable South Bronx Majora Carter, and children from Hunt's Point Recreation Center to cut the rig bon on Hunt's Point Riverside Park, a 1 A-acre park carved along the southern end of the Bronx River.
Parks & Recreation has worked with the Bronx River Alliance
and other community groups throughout the South Bronx on restoration projects such as Starlight Park, Concrete Plant Park, and Bronx River Park to transform the Bronx River and the surrounding area for pedestrians, bicyclists and residents.