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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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April 22, 2017
Bronx River Earth Day of Service

This Earth Day, Saturday, April 22, over 130 post-9/11 veterans reported for duty at the Bronx Forest for a day of parks restoration. The veterans are volunteers with the Mission Continues, a nonprofit organization that empowers veterans who are adjusting to life at home to find purpose through community impact. Working together with Bronx River Alliance and community volunteers, in 3 hours we dredged 1,100 feet of trail; planted 400 trees; removed over 2.5 tons of invasive plant species; and cleaned up the Bronx River by removing 406 plastic bottles, 735 styrofoam cups, 27 tennis balls, 23 glass bottles, and 1 baseball bat from the Bronx River. Special guest, TV personality and veterans’ advocate, Jon Stewart joined us, helping to clean up and restore the Bronx Forest alongside volunteers.

See here for photos from the day:
The Mission Continues blog
The Mission Continues Facebook album

April 13, 2017
Pace University Third Summit on Resilience

Pace University hosted their Third Summit on Resilience, titled "Water Cooperation and Conflict: The Local and Global Challenge" today to discuss issues and solutions facing scientists and policy-makers. Highlights from the day are available as is the entire panel on "Enacting Water Resilience at the Local Scale" in which our Ecology Director participated.

March 30, 2017
Hot off the presses: Bronx River Aquatic Monitoring How-to Guide

March 16, 2017
Herring in the Headlines!

Curious about the history of alewife herring in the Bronx River? Check out this article in the New York Times today for more!

February 24, 2017
Full Function May Remain Out of Reach, But Urban Stream Restoration Can Empower Communities

For those interested in restoration work, especially in highly urbanized areas like the Bronx and NYC, Marit Larson, Chief of Natural Resources for NYC Parks wrote an excellent book review of A.L. Riley's Restoring Neighborhood Streams: Planning, Design, and Construction.

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