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Bronx River Earth Day of Service

This Earth Day, Saturday, April 22, over 130 post-9/11 veterans reported for duty at the Bronx Forest for a day of parks restoration. The veterans are volunteers with the Mission Continues, a nonprofit organization that empowers veterans who are adjusting to life at home to find purpose through community impact. Working together with Bronx River Alliance and community volunteers, in 3 hours we dredged 1,100 feet of trail; planted 400 trees; removed over 2.5 tons of invasive plant species; and cleaned up the Bronx River by removing 406 plastic bottles, 735 styrofoam cups, 27 tennis balls, 23 glass bottles, and 1 baseball bat from the Bronx River. Special guest, TV personality and veterans’ advocate, Jon Stewart joined us, helping to clean up and restore the Bronx Forest alongside volunteers.

See here for photos from the day:
The Mission Continues blog
The Mission Continues Facebook album

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The Bronx River Alliance is a coordinated voice for the river that works in partnership to protect, improve and restore the Bronx River corridor so that it can be a healthy ecological, recreational, resource for the communities through which it flows.

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