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Wally Arias Phipps Intern

wally,mike and miguel

In this Pic: from left to right Wally, Mike, Miguel.
Wally Arias is an intern from the Phipps Community Development Corporation. For the past few weeks he has been working alongside the Bronx River Alliance Conservation Crew three days a week. We asked Wally to write a brief summary of his experiences with the crew. He expressed the fact that he picked up a few skills working with numerous hand and power tools such as machetes, chainsaws and hedge trimmers. Wally learned how to "take down a tree" including the removal of woody debris from the Bronx River. Wally has acquired the skills to plant and knows how to identify a few native and non-native species. As seen in this picture, Wally also learned how to manage outdoor drainage issues when he assisted in the recent flooding of our nursery. 

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