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Podcast Features Bronx River Research & Eco-Restoration Projects


Recently, the New York Academy of Sciences‘ podcast, Science & the City, reached out to the Alliance looking to do a story about our ecosystem restoration and monitoring projects along the Bronx River. We were excited to take part in this opportunity and are just as excited to share this podcast with you! Check out Science & the City’s podast, "Bronx River Alliance: Restoring Nature in the City"! 

The podcast features Damian Griffin, local educator and friend of the Bronx River Alliance, checking the ‘eel mops’ which have been providing a resting place for migrating American Eels in the Bronx River. The Alliance has been recording the number of baby "glass eels" found in the mops and then transporting them above a dams found near the Bronx Zoo’s section of the river. Later in the podcast, Damian showcases the nearly-complete fish ladder at the 182nd street dam which will allow migrating fish to continue upstream to reproduce and flourish. 

Leanne Enecio, our current Ecology Intern, helped explain all of the monitoring the Alliance has been conducting and the effects of each of these metrics have on the river’s wildlife. How are heavy rains and oxygen levels in the river tied together? What is an ‘eel mop’ and how does it help a ‘glass eel’? Find out, here at the "Bronx River Alliance: Restoring Nature in the City" podcast!

Alex Severino, Education and Recreation Intern, recording data at one
of the many sampling sites along the Bronx River

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The Bronx River Alliance is a coordinated voice for the river that works in partnership to protect, improve and restore the Bronx River corridor so that it can be a healthy ecological, recreational, resource for the communities through which it flows.

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