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Conservation Crewmembers carrying a biolog
Welcome to our blog—or bio-log—about the Bronx River!
Every day, Alliance staff and partners are making progress in our work to restore and improve the Bronx River. These daily accomplishments and observations are logged here to share what's going on!

Also known as a bio-log: High density coir net stuffed with mattress fiber for soil stabilization, sediment retention and vegetation establishment, see photo.


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February 09, 2018
Estimate of incidence and cost of recreational waterborne illness on United States surface waters

 Ever wondered what happens when a person comes in contact with contaminated water when swimming or paddling? Or how much it costs to treat the associated illnesses? A new study in the journal Environmental Health estimates it between $2.2–3.7 billion! Read on for more details.

January 16, 2018
In Unknown Numbers, and Often Unwittingly, Homes and Businesses Pollute City Waterways

Curious about water pollution and how it gets detected in our local waterways? Here's an excellent article about ways pollutants can enter the water and what is being done about it. Want to get involved and volunteer with our Project Water DROP? Let us know!

January 05, 2018
From Bicycles to Wooden Beams: The Weird Stuff Found in City Sewage

 Curious about what actually happens inside a wastewater treatment plant? Here's an inside look at some of the major issues, like so-called flushable wipes, and some of the more curious items.

December 20, 2017
Use your phone to become a citizen scientist

Want to do your part to help restore the Bronx River? Download these apps on your phone to collect litter, record widlife and share the data in your community. 

Natures Notebook
Marine Debris Tracker

December 15, 2017
Is Restoration a Solution for the Invasive Species Problem?

 Curious about invasive species management? Check out this great article by our partners at NYBG to find out more!

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