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Events for May 2017
May 06, 2017 (10a-2p)
Bronx River Sweep
At the Bronx River Watershed Summit in December 2016, there was overwhelming support for watershed-wide activities and increased partnerships, so we would like to invite you to join us in new programming that ties together groups across the watershed.
On Saturday, May 6th, we are excited to bring the Riverkeeper Sweep to the Bronx River to get teams of people out collecting trash all along the Bronx River and assessing what we find.
For this event we are looking for 1) leaders to be the point of contact at a specific location (please contact Michelle if you would like assistance selcecting sites) and/or 2) groups to fill the numbers at sites led by others.
May 07, 2017 (11am-1pm)
Bronx River Ramble: Jane's Walk
Southeast corner of East 233rd Street and Webster Avenue
Join the Bronx River Alliance, Municipal Arts Society and Stephen DeVillo has he leads our annual "Jane's Walk" through the Bronx River.
Photo credit: New York Public Library Digital Collections
This walk will explore a little-known reach of the Bronx River -- Muskrat Cove -- and honor Josie Burke, who in the 1970s organized community volunteers -- the Muskrateers -- to turn a long-neglected, trash-strewn cul-de-sac into a showpiece of Bronx River revitalization. We'll trace the history of the area, and examine how the New York Central Railroad and later the Bronx River Parkway altered the river, and how the curious squiggly boundary between the Bronx and Westchester memorializes the original course of the river. Today the northernmost link of the Bronx River Greenway, Muskrat Cove is also where in 1925 the original plans for a Bronx River Parkway Reservation fell short, leaving us to contemplate the strange "Bridge to Nowhere." We'll also see how the Bronx River Alliance and others are continuing revitalization efforts, contending with non-native species, storm sewer outfalls, and other challenges.
For more info please visit Jane's Walk
May 13, 2017 (9:30a-3:30p)
Amazing Bronx River Flotilla
219th and Bronx Blvd � enter at park entrance here and follow stairs down to boat launch
The Amazing Bronx River Flotilla
The Amazing Bronx River Flotilla is 5-mile paddle down the Bronx River taking place on Saturday, May 13. (Rain date is Sunday, May 14.)
Each Flotilla participant will paddle through the river's diverse landscapes, including the NY Botanical Gardens, the Bronx Zoo, and the southern urbanized stretches of the estuary. After the 5-mile paddle, a celebration party will take place at Hunts Point Riverside Park with entertainment and food for our fundraisers and their families to enjoy.
For more information and how to register, CLICK HERE!