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Events for December 2016
December 01, 2016 (10 am - 5 pm)
Bronx River Watershed Summit
Westchester County Center, 198 Central Ave, White Plains, NY 10606
For the past year we have been deeply involved in bringing together key Bronx River watershed stakeholder groups in both the Bronx and Westchester Counties, with the hope of building watershed-wide citizen engagement and stewardship.
We would like to cordially invite you to participate in our inaugural Bronx River Watershed Summit to be held on December 1st at the Westchester County Center in White Plains.
This will be an opportunity for local and regional agencies, nonprofits, academic institutions, and interested individuals to learn more about past successes, assist with current efforts, and create future collaborative projects that preserve, improve, and restore the Bronx River watershed.
For more details about the event, we have attached our current draft Agenda. Registration is required and available on our Eventbrite page. Please share the event flyer with any of your networks that you think might like to attend.
December 03, 2016 (11:00 am)
Bronx River History Tour with the Bronx Historical Society
West Farms Square
The Bronx River has inspired a plethora of stories and historic facts that generated numerous publications. One such book titled The Bronx River in History & Folklore, written by Bronx historian and longtime BCHS member Stephen DeVillo, captures the essence of the river's importance in an ever-changing urban environment. The Bronx River is so important in our borough's existence that it's actually named for it. To expand on the Bronx River's legacy, Stephen DeVillo and Nilka Martel, tour guide and Bronx parks advocate, will lead a walking tour along the river, from West Farms Square to Hunts Point Riverside Park.
This tour will meet at West Farms Square (northeast Corner) and can exceed two hours. Take #2 and #5 train or Bronx buses #9, #21, #36, #40, or #42. Please wear comfortable shoes and bring water.
Each tour costs $10 for BCHS members and $20 for non-members. Contact The Society at 718-881-8900 or order your ticket through the Bronx Historical Society here to reserve your spot.
December 03, 2016 (9a-1p)
Soundview Green Neighborhood - Wetland Care
Soundview Park - Meeting Location: Leland Avenue & OBrien Street, Soundview, the Bronx
Spend a day with the NYC Parks Stewardship Team in the Soundview Green Neighborhood to care for the wetlands of the park! Volunteers will be trained in the proper care of wetlands, as well as goose fence installation techniques. Come dressed in boots, long pants, and clothing that can get dirty.
Registration is required. For more information, click here.