Following 6 years of service to the Bronx River as our Ecology Director, Robin Kriesberg left our staff on June 30 to move to Connecticut. Robin wrote, "together we have accomplished a lot but there is always so much more to be done. I have learned so much during my time at the Alliance, thanks in part to your incredible professionalism, knowledge and expertise. I greatly appreciate the opportunity I have had to contribute in some way to improving the Bronx River for people and wildlife. I know you will all continue with your efforts to give the community what it deserves, a clean and healthy river system." Robin, thank you for your contributions to the river over the past 6 years. We will miss you!
On July 6, Michelle Luebke joined our Team as our Ecology Director. Michelle has over ten years of experience leading adults and school groups through creeks and natural areas, managing ecological monitoring programs, and teaching about environmental science and sustainability. She holds advanced degrees from the University of Georgia in Geography (emphasis in fluvial geomorphology) and Conservation Ecology & Sustainable Development and from New York University in Environmental Conservation Education. In her spare time, Michelle serves as an advisory boa