April 22nd is Earth Day and to celebrate, this year we teamed up with The Mission Continues, a nonprofit organization that empowers veterans who are adjusting to life at home to find purpose through community impact. Over 130 post-9/11 veterans joined the Alliance in the Bronx Forest for a day of restoration and clean-up. 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.
Check out an article by News 12 here