The Ecological Restoration and Management Program works to protect, improve, and restore the Bronx River corridor and Greenway. We tackle these projects using rigorous science, sound planning and research, and community-driven involvement to directly engage local residents in stewardship activities from the headwaters near the Kensico Dam in Westchester down to the mouth in Soundview Park in the Bronx. We are committed to involving people from throughout the region, working together with local and regional organizations, and meeting volunteers from all over our watershed at our recent Bronx River Watershed Summit.
Much of our on-the-ground work is done by our Conservation Crew whose activities include invasive plant removal and management, native species plantings, green infrastructure maintenance for stormwater management, channel blockages, riparian restoration, and special projects.
The Bronx River Ecology Team—a committee of scientists, community activists, and public agency representatives— provides guidance to help the Alliance set priorities and identify the most pressing ecological restoration projects for the community and the river. Our actions lead to better environmental policy and planning in both the city and the region, which in turn expands and strengthens other efforts to restore the watershed.
To learn more about hands-on restoration of the Bronx River or the Eco Team, contact Michelle Luebke at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Want to get involved in ecological monitoring and restoration efforts on the Bronx River?
Become a Citizen Science Steward!
Our programs include:
Bronx River Stewards are anyone who might be interested in getting involved in hands-on data collection and environmental restoration work. We work with school groups, community groups, and individual residents who care about the Bronx River. Stewards may participate in any number of different monitoring studies, including water and soil quality conditions, trash levels in the river, organismal population data, health of trees and forests, and act as the primary watchdog for their stretch of the river!
Volunteer monitoring workshops are hosted through our Wade Into the River
series to train educators and community members how to collect, submit, and share useful data by using stadardized protocols and equipment. Click here
for more information on these trainings.
To become a Bronx River Citizen Science steward, please send your completed interest sheet here
Have you seen people swimming the in the Bronx River? The river isn’t quite clean enough yet, but as an advocacy effort we need to show that people are using the river for swimming and recreation to demonstrate the need for clean water. Click the link below to fill out a short, anonymous survey.
Bronx River Conservation Crew
Bronx River Ecology Team
Watershed Planning and Policy
Aquatic and Riparian Species information
Storm Water Infrastructure Matters (SWIM) Coalition
Rainwater Harvesting in the Bronx River Watershed and Beyond