Did you know that the Bronx River Conservation Crew works outdoors on the Bronx River all winter long? Over the past few months they’ve been working on a project to expand the forested buffer along the river in Shoelace Park. Many thanks to Bank of America who supports our Conservation Crew’s work to be a green job career ladder for our members, apprentices, and trainees from other partners. Bank of America’s New York City Market President Jeff Barker, who used to live in the Bronx and enjoys riding on the new bike paths, calls the project a shining example of a public-private partnership. “When we can help fund skilled jobs, people can take those skills and move on to other jobs and then the economic engine starts to build,” he said. “We can’t be successful if the communities that we serve are not successful. And we are citizens of that community. It makes us proud to be involved.”
Click here for a short but poignant video showcasing this partnership and the green jobs it has enabled.