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March 12, 2011 (10:00 am - 12:00noon)
Bronx River Ramble: African-American History along the Bronx River
White Castle restaurant on the corner of Allerton Avenue and Boston Road (5 blocks east of Allerton Ave train station)

Join Morgan Powell, Bronx-based Landscape Designer and Bronx River volunteer since 1993, on a tour of little known African-American history along the Bronx River. See unmarked sites and not-so-obvious monuments near the river as we explore over three hundred years worth of Afro and Caribbean-American life and culture between Williamsbridge and Pelham Parkway. Hear actual names of Black local residents from the colonial past, locate where the Draft Riots impacted Williamsbridge, relive Civil Rights Movement demonstrations on Allerton Avenue, marvel at local botanical and ecological innovations, stop by a modern-day Caribbean bakery and more!

Wear comfortable warm clothing for this two hour tour. Meet at White Castle restaurant on the corner of Allerton Ave. and Boston Road (5 blocks east of the Allerton Avenue train station). Free and open to all!


For more information of all events, please visit www.bronxriver.org or call 718.430.4665 for additional details.

March 12, 2011 (10:00 am)
Tour of Yonkers Sewage Treatment Plant with NYCH2O
Yonkers

Ever wonder what happens to water after it leaves your house? Here is your opportunity to find out.

Sewage treatment is an important part of our city's health and ecology infrastructure. Disposing of and treating sewage properly prevents the spread of disease such as cholera. In addition, sewage plants are now tapped as a source of methane gas which is used to run generators that power the facility.

Come along as we "follow the flow" and see how the plant mimics conditions in the human gut to treat sewage. The end result of the treatment process is a nutrient rich fertilizer that is used for mine reclamation and a liquid effluent that flows into the Hudson River that is cleaner than the river itself.

Preference is given to educators and ecology workers. Contact Matt Malina mm1566@nyu.edu for information.
This tour is full at present but contact Matt for future events and opportunities.