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March 12, 2015 (6:00pm-8:00pm)
Citizen Science and Government Action, A Panel Discussion
The Arsenal in Central Park; 5th ave and 64th street

Join us for an insightful evening of conversation on the role of citizen science as it relates to government action, as we launch a new report, Citizen Science on the Bronx River: An Analysis of Water Quality Data. The Citizen Science Report analyzes data collected by citizen scientists along the Bronx River from the early 1980's to present day.

The Panel will include:
  • Alexandra Herzan, President, Lily Auchincloss Foundation
  • Dr. Diane Mas, Associate, Fuss & O'Neil
  • Joe Haas, Environmental Scientist, New York State Office of the Attorney General
  • Venetia Lannon, Regional Director, NYS Dept. of Environmental Conservation
  • Robert Pirani, Program Director, NY-NJ Harbor Estuary Program, Husdson River Foundation
  • With Introduction by Linda Cox, Executive Director, Bronx River Alliance

$5 Admission Online (with available membership discount!); $7 Admission at the Door
To buy ticket online click here.
For more information please call Kathalene Lamboy, Education Coordinator at 718-430-4614

Wade into the Bronx River segments: a series of lectures, workshops, and training on how the river is an outdoor classroom.

Check out some pictures of our citizen scientist at work below!


March 24, 2015 (6:30pm-8:30pm)
2015 Bronx River Assembly
Longwood Art Gallery @ Hostos Community College

The Bronx River Alliance invites you to a gathering of friends, volunteers and members as we celebrate our recent accomplishments and unveil our programming for 2015. Come network, reflect and discuss your ideas and projects along the Bronx River.

Special presentations by:
THE POINT’s Youth Development Program “Water Justice”
Rocking the Boat “Sailing on the Bronx River”
NYC Parks, Natural Resources Group “Fish Passage”
Bronx River Alliance "Water Quality"

And, some exciting news on the “Bronx River House”

Longwood Art Gallery @ Hostos Community College
450 Grand Concourse (at 149th st), Bronx NY 10451

Refreshments & snacks will be served

RSVP here

For more information call (718) 430-4636 or contact Joseph Sanchez at

March 28, 2015 (10am-3pm)
Swarm together to control invasive species on the upper river!
Bronx River Site, Exit 24 (Fisher Lane) off the Bronx River Parkway

Join the Bronx River Conservancy for the Fourth Lower Hudson Valley "Invasive Vine Cutters SWARM!” They’re coming together to attack one big vine problem area and really make a visible difference, as well as meet one another, arrange trades of equipment and tools, share educational opportunities, and generally have a good time. This event is FREE--just register so they know how many to prepare for!

WHERE: Bronx River Site, Exit 24 (Fisher Lane) off the Bronx River Parkway, Also accessible by Metro North from the North White Plains train station where the SWARM will meet.

WHEN: Saturday, March 28, 10am to 3pm, Rain date: Saturday, April 4th

WHO: Bronx River Conservancy is hosting its other vine cutting partners including: Groundwork Hudson Valley's Saw Mill River Coalition, Croton Vine Cutters, Hastings Vine Squad, Westchester County Parks, Friends of Westchester Parks and more…

•10:00 am Meet & Greet
•10:15 am Begin Cutting!
•12:30 pm Lunch: Swap stories. List potential "SWARM" locations. Equipment swaps.
•1:30 pm Resume cutting
•3:00 pm Wrap it up

* All weather dependent. If it's really cold or miserable, it'll be postponed until the rain date, Saturday, April 4th, same time and place. Please feel free to attend as much as you can. Some people will be coming in the morning, others may not make it until lunch and then cut in the afternoon.

TO BRING: Please bring your own lunch and water. Dress in layers, wear good shoes, gloves. Bring your own tools if you can (loppers, clippers, hand saws)--we will have some available for volunteers. We'll also have hot drinks and snacks.

SWARM Host: Bronx River Conservancy

For information contact: Bob Del Torto,, cell: (914) 346-0295

INFORMATION: Please contact Bob Del Torto, Bronx River Conservancy, or cell phone (914) 346-0295.