The Outreach Program works to spur more community support for and involvement in the Bronx River and its parks. The program accomplishes it's goal of connecting the community to the Bronx River by leading and managing a robust volunteer program along with hosting special events. Our volunteer program engages community organizations, schools, corporate groups & park leaders by offering various volunteer opportunities such as tree planting, water monitoring, debris removal, invasive removal & other restorative initiatives. We also offer recreation & office volunteer opportunities.
The Outreach Program also works to strengthen, support, and start "Friends of the Bronx River" groups; link them together so that they can learn from each other and be stronger collectively; promote the Bronx River in general so that people will be more likely to join in efforts to restore and reclaim the River.
The Outreach Program can help you start a "Friends of the Bronx River" group, plan a river event, connect your school and organizaion to the river and fundraise for river restoration.
In 2016 we,
- Engaged over 1000 Volunteers
- Recorded over 3000 Volunteer Hours
- Planted 2746 trees
- Collected 741 trash bags
- Hosted 6466 participants at our events
To get involved contact our Outreach Manager Joseph Sanchez at 718.430.4636 or Joseph.Sanchez@parks.nyc.gov