On May 23, 2017 in New York City, The Bronx River Alliance was honored recently by the New York-New Jersey Harbor & Estuary Program and the Hudson River Estuary for our work on the fish ladder and alewife stocking. At the 2017 State of Estuary Conference, We received one of two “High Impact Results” awards, along with our partners on these projects. This event brought together 200 officials from local, state and federal government, non-profit advocates, utilities, scientists and private consultants, to review current priorities with a particular emphasis on fostering upriver/downriver connections, addressing climate change and infrastructure challenges, and linking estuary health with community well-being.
The Bronx River Alliance was founded in 2001 to work in partnership with the New York City Department of Parks & Recreation (NYC Parks). The Alliance is the successor to the 27 years of restoration work by the Bronx River Restoration Project that begun in 1974, and the legacy of a new generation of Bronx activists, dedicated to restoring and protecting the Bronx River as the heart of a living ecosystem, and a vital community.