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Bronx River mascot Jose the Beaver 'just friends' with muskrat, experts say. By Bill Egbert. NY Daily News. (October, 13, 2008)

Work will expand walking, biking trail along Bronx River. LoHud.com. (September 11, 2008)

Bronx River restoration could serve as a model for Buffalo's Scajaquada Creek. Read about it in They did it in The Bronx! Now how 'bout Buffalo? Buffalo Rising Online. (August 14, 2008).

Bronx River House design receives a Design Excellence Award from the Art Comission. The Art Commission Gets a Truer Name. New York Times. (July 22, 2008) See the design by architects Kiss + Cathcart here.

Ladies and gentlemen, the Bronx is blooming! The Associated Press put an article about parkland in the Bronx on the wire, and it was picked up by media outlets across the country. Read the story on MSNBC, and on CNN.

Bronx River Alliance Ecology Director (and Fordham alumna) mentioned in Going Green: Making Sustainability More Than a Trend. Fordham Magazine (Spring 2008)

$10 million facelift for Concete Park. Bronx Times (June 19, 2008)

A floating pool docks in Hunts Point! Complete information—including hours, programs, and directions—available here.

The Floating Pool Lady is not on the Bronx River, but it does provide a safe place for area youth to swim. Read about it in, Neighborhood without Swimming Pool Gets an Alternative to the Bronx River. The New York Times. (June 14, 2008)

Restoring Oysters in New York/New Jersey Harbor. Joint publication of Parks Natural Resources Group and Rocking the Boat.

Concrete Plant Park highlighted as a model of brownfield redevelopment. Parks Plan's 'Concrete.' NY Post. (June 10, 2008)

New Bicycle Pathway Is Opened Along The Bronx River. Daily Plant. (June 4, 2008)

Muskrat Cove gets a face-lift. Bronx News 12. (May 28, 2008)

9th Annual Amazing Bronx River Flotilla was a hit! Read about it in Bronx River Rafting. Bronx News. (May 2008)

Never fear - Jose the beaver is alive and well! Damian Griffin, Alliance Education Director, together with the Friends of the Zoo found evidence of Jose's activity on Monday, May 5.

For current information about the beaver and other Bronx River education activities, see the Bronx River education blog.

Hurray! Jose "alive and well." The Daily News (May 7, 2008)

The Daily News is Concerned for Jose the Beaver's Health, "Is Bronx Beaver Jose dead?" by Bob Kappstatter. The Daily News (May 5, 2008)

Reclaim New York's Blighted Waters. Gotham Gazette. (April 7, 2008)

Restoring the Bronx. A canoe trip down New York City’s only freshwater river reveals how a project to clean up the waterway ended up revitalizing the community. Vanity Fair. (April 5, 2008)

The remediation of Starlight Park has been completed! DEP, Con Edison Team Up for Park Clean-up. Bronx Times. (February 14, 2008)

The Bronx River as a Science Lab: Students at Banana Kelly High School learn in an outdoor classroom. Hunts Point Express. (February 13, 2008)