Removing floatable debris is one of our biggest tasks in maintaining the river as a National Water Trail and healthy ecosystem. Plastic bottles and bags are
not only ugly to look at, they also threaten wildlife that can get caught in or choke on them. When this debris washes out into Long Island Sound and then out to sea, it can form large garbage patches.
We organize “Paddle and Pick-up” canoe trips to bring local volunteers out in boats to help clean up this garbage before it makes a really big mess. On two recent trips, volunteers canoed through the Bronx River Forest, the New York Botanical Garden, and the Bronx Zoo, removing floatable trash from the river.
Thank you to the volunteers for supporting the restoration of the river. And, thank you to the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation’s Long Island Sound Futures Fund for supporting this important work!
For more information about how to schedule a paddle and pick-up with us, please send an email here.