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José the Beaver listed as one of the Bronx's top personalities in 2007. 2007 ups and downs in the Bronx. NY Daily News. (December 30, 2007)

And then there were two. Bronx Times Reporter News. (December 13, 2007)

Teresa Crimmens, the Bronx River Alliance Ecology Director, speaks with WCBS News Radio about the new beaver lodge on the river. (December 10, 2007)

A second beaver lodge is discovered on the Bronx River. "Beaver Lodges by Bronx River." NY Daily News. (December 4, 2007)

Hunts Point Riverside Park and Barretto Point Park featured in November 2007 issue of Landscape Architecture.

Bronx River Forest restoration featured in October 2007 issue of Landscape Architecture.

New York City Department of Parks & Recreation plans "NYC Water Trail" including the Bronx River. "A paddler's guide to the city." Metro New York (October 15, 2007)

Jordan Moss of the Norwood News describes the event and the deep significance of the Bronx River revitalization in his editorial about the Upstream Soiree, "What the River Means." Norwood News. (September 20, 2007)

Bronx River Alliance and our partners join in celebrating the ribbon-cutting of Hunts Point Riverside Park--the newest park on the Bronx River Greenway. "Newly-opened Hunts Point Riverside Park already a hit." NY Daily News. (September 4, 2007)

"New Pollution Settlement Means Millions for Bronx River." Bronx Times Reporter. (August 2, 2007)

Bronx River Educator Guide highlighted in Environmental Education Advisory Council Newsletter. (Summer/Fall 2007)

The partnership that makes the Bronx River revitalization a reality is highlighted in The Nation. "A Bronx Tale." (July 26, 2007)

"Nature Getaway is Close as the Bronx." The New York Sun. (July 27, 2007)

Teresa Crimmens, the Alliance's Environmental Coordinator, is interviewed on WFUV's Fordham Conversations. (July 21, 2007)

"Leading on Greening: Greenpeace co-founder visits borough to discuss eco-policies of the future." Bronx Times. (July 19, 2007)

Jose, the Bronx beaver, is featured in New York Magazine article, "The Five-Borough Safari: Stalking the City's Wild Kingdom." New York Magazine. (July 2-9, 2007)

Riders of the the Udall 10 Legacy Bus Tour - a seven-week cross country tour in biodiesel fueld bus to promote public service - visited the Bronx on June 15th. One rider described their day in a blog entry.

"Wildlife Grants to Tackle Pollution of Bronx River, Pelham Bay." Bronx Times. (June 14, 2007)

Our 8th Annual Amazing Bronx River Flotilla made headlines in the NY Daily News: "Oar You Experienced." (May 15, 2007)

Michael Hunter, the Alliance's Canoe Guide, is "Proud to Serve America." AFSCME Works. (May/June 2007)

José the Bronx Beaver survived the early March flood. Read about it in the New Yorker's Talk of the Town: "Prodigal Beaver." (April 23, 2007)

Sonia Manzano—Maria from Sesame Street—champions the health of New York's only freshwater river in the NY Post article "River Goddess." (April 18, 2007)

Hundreds of herring were released into the Bronx River! Read about it and watch the video on NY1: "City Officials Release Hundreds of Fish into Bronx River." (April 5, 2007)

Learn about an illegal dumping problem on a site near the Bronx River in Soundview: "Action vowed on illegal dump." NY Daily News (April 2, 2007)

Governor Spitzer proposes a "Bigger Better Bottle Bill" that could help reduce the number of used bottles ending up in the Bronx River and other waterways. "Expanded bottle bill would be a win-win for New York." The Journal News (Westchester County) (March 28, 2007)

"River-cleanup plan has oysters as main course." NY Daily News. (March 6, 2007)

Meet our newest Bronx River family member - José, the Bronx Beaver!

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Sampling of media coverage of José, the Bronx beaver:

* The Wildlife Conservation Society/Bronx Zoo caught him on camera - see him here.
* Watch an extended video of about the beaver on the New York Times website. (Search for "beaver").
* Hear Congressman Jose E. Serrano (the beaver's namesake!) speak about the critter on NPR's Here and Now.
* "Wild Kingdom" Alliance Executive Director Linda R. Cox's Letter to the Editor of the NY Daily News. (March 7, 2007)
* "Bronx River Beavers." Alliance Executive Director Linda Cox's Letter to the Editor of the New York Times. (March 5, 2007)
* "Our Newest Neighbors." The Riverdale Press editorial. (March 1, 2007)
* "History Swims in the Bronx River." New York Times editorial. (Feb. 25, 2007)
* "Well, We'll Be Dammed." New York Daily News. (Feb. 24, 2007)
* "Meet Jose, the Bronx Beaver." Globe and Mail. (Feb. 24, 2007)
* "Beaver Citing Symbol of Bronx River Revitalization." NY1.com. (Feb. 24, 2007)
* "Jose, can you see any other beavers?" Toronto Sun. (Feb. 24, 2007)
* "Beaver Returns to New York City." Newswise. (Feb. 24, 2007)
* "Bronx River Hosts Beaver - First in 200 Years." The Journal News. (Feb. 24, 2007)
* "After 200 Years, A Beaver is Back in NewYork City." New York Times. (Feb. 23, 2007)
* "Beavers Return to New York City After 200 Years." CNN.com (Feb. 23, 2007)
* "A Beaver in New York City?" ABC News. (Feb. 23, 2007)

The restoration of the Bronx River and the Bronx River Conservation Crew featured on a video at the American Museum of Natural History. (click on the Bio Feature, "Bronx River Restoration.")

New York City's Park of the Month for February 2007: the Bronx River Forest!

"Hazmat Crews Work on Major White Plains Gas Spill." WCBS Newsradio 880. (January 24, 2007).

"Yonkers: City Agrees to Bronx River Cleanup Plan." New York Times. (January 23, 2007).