A Day in the Life of the Bronx River!
On a very hot August 13th, 45 Citizen Science Stewards worked alongside 18 professional scientists and 12 members of the Alliance staff to discover what flies, swims, and crawls in the Bronx River. After exploring in small groups at sites ranging from Bronxville to Soundview, everyone came together at Concrete Plant Park in the afternoon for a Data Exchange and Celebration that featured a floating food forest, music, and a report out on what groups found during their morning activities. How to get involved in similar stewardship events on the Bronx River!
Thank you to the Sarah K. de Coizart Article TENTH Perpetual Charitable Trust for supporting this event and to our partners at Bronxville Schools; Manhattan College; US Geological Survey; New York University; National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration; Wildlife Conservation Society; New York Botanical Garden; NYC Parks Natural Resources Group; East Bronx History Forum; Queens College; Columbia University; SWALE; Garbage In, Art Out; Paloma McGregor, dancer; Rocking the Boat; and Youth Ministries for Peace and Justice.
“It’s thrilling enough to find one native species, but to realize that there are three and possibly more species from three very different families in one small section of river is amazing.” ~Daniel Atha, Botanist with the New York Botanical Garden