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March 09, 2013 (11am)
Bronx Park Living Library Walk
Zimmerman's Playground (Britton St. bet. Olinville Ave. & Barker Ave.)

Join us for our first Ramble of the year led by Mr. Morgan Powell

"Bronx Park Living Library Walk"

This all new interactive walking tour is designed for all ages. We will explore the joy of lifelong learning by looking at neighborhood parks and landmarks with the founder of Bronx River Sankofa, Morgan Powell. How many flowers, bushes and trees in your local parks can you name? Do you enjoy local wildlife like migrating butterflies and birds? Is there a special building near your home you’ve always wanted to know more about? Great, this tour is designed to empower you to find answers!

Meeting at Zimmerman’s Playground
Britton St. bet. Olinville Ave. and Barker Ave.
Bronx, 10467

Directions via Google Maps

FREE Admission





March 14, 2013 (2 to 4 p.m.)
Ecology Team Meeting
Ranaqua Conference Room

Please join us for the next meeting of our Ecology Team.  This is a great opportunity to network with others and find out the latest updates on the ecology of the Bronx River, including techniques for managing invasive species, construction of a fish ladder at the 182nd Street dam, and other topics of interest.  We hope to see you there.

March 20, 2013 (6:00- 8:30 pm)
Migration Reform: Opening up the Bronx River to Migratory Fish
The Arsenal Gallery- Central Park- 830 Fifth Avenue at 64th Street



Join NYC Parks Uncommon Ground Lecture series and the Bronx River Alliance as we celebrate the start of construction of NYC’s first fish ladder and fish migration with an evening of discourse, discussion and dance.

Scientist and author John Waldman will preview his latest book on the history and fate of diadromous fish, researcher George Jackman will share early results on a current WCS/NOAA Bronx River eel study, the Bronx River Fish Passage plans will be presented and choreographer Paloma McGregor will present a work based on her long term interest in fish and the people who study their behavior.
Reservation required with NYC Parks   More information to come: Contact Email: uncommonground@parks.nyc.gov

In the spring of 2013, construction is expected to begin on the first of three fish passages on the Bronx River. The “Fish Ladder,” as it is also called, is intended to permit fish migration for alewife for the first time in 330 years, and improve migration of American eels. Both of these species are on the decline worldwide and this small project is part of larger efforts to support biodiversity in the world’s oceans.

This event is the first in a series of four to be  organized by the Bronx River Alliance. Wade into the Bronx River 2013, is a series of lectures, workshops and walks to learn more about the Bronx River


March 25, 2013 (6:30 - 8:00 pm)
Bronx River Greenway Team meeting
The Point, 940 Garrison Avenue, Bronx

Join us for our first Greenway Team meeting of 2013! Meet Joe, our new Greenway Director and help us plan another busy and successful year on the Bronx River Greenway!

We'll salute our outgoing co-chairs and elect new ones. We will also have a lively discussion on topics including the Bridge the Gap campaign to build Phase 2 of Starlight Park and Greenway Project updates (Ranaqua bikeway, West Farms Rapids, East Tremont Plaza, and other projects)

For more information, contact Joe at joe.linton@parks.nyc.gov.