Ring in the New Year with the Alliance!     


Bronx River Current | January 2022

Happy New Year!

Happy New Years from The Bronx River Alliance family! We are hoping that everyone stayed safe and enjoyed time with their loved ones.


Throughout the past month we have highlighted some of our special community members who have helped to make an impact on the Bronx River for our giving season.


There is still time now to make a contribution so that we can expand on our volunteer program going into this new year. When you give you ensure that The Bronx River remains a healthy and vibrant resource for the community along it. Get involved now!

Seen on the River

The Ever-Changing Landscape

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The Bronx River looks a little different now than it did a few months ago. Thanks to several past flooding events past (especially the flooding caused by Hurricane Ida), parts of the Bronx River have physically changed shape. One example is at Muskrat Cove, where our trash boom is located. Flood waters scoured the riverbanks and redistributed sediment, changing the shape of the channel and creating a new patch of dry land on what used to be the riverbed.

Project WASTE events will probably look a little different now because of this! Natural rivers will always change shape over time. Although urban planners have tried to force the landscape into different shapes, nature will always find a way to remind us of its power. As climate change causes an increase in flooding, we can expect to see more changes in the future.

For more information on the impacts of flooding on the Bronx River or to share examples of physical changes to the watershed that you have seen this year, please email our Ecology Team at Christian.murphy@bronxriver.org.

News and Announcements

Calling All High School Teachers – A New Internship!

The Bronx River EELS Internship is a new 14-month program that helps students dive into an environmental science career path. Participants earn up to $4,000 in stipends and college credit over the course of the program. Applications will be available on January 18, 2022.


Interested in learning more? Contact our Education Coordinator, Amelia Zaino, at amelia.zaino@bronxriver.org.

Concrete Plant Park Closure

Concrete Plant Park will be closed this winter  starting November 1 and expected to reopen on March 1, 2022 depending on construction over the winter.

As an alternative, cyclists and pedestrians may use the new Bryant Avenue Pedestrian Bridge over the Bruckner Boulevard and the adjacent bike lanes on Longfellow Avenue.

Mulchfest 2022

Recycle your Christmas tree at Bronx River House / Starlight Park (1490 Sheridan Blvd) Saturday January 8 and Sunday January 9 from 10 AM to 2 PM.


Bring your tree, free of all lights and ornaments, to the parking lot at Bronx River House and we will “Treecycle” it with our woodchipper, which will be used as much throughout Starlight Park and you can even take some home with you!   To see additional sites or learn more information visit the NYC Parks website.

Foodway Team Meeting

Join us Wednesday January 12 at 5:30 PM for our first Foodway Team meeting of the year!


Help us align and prepare for the 2022 growing season. We will elect Team co-chairs to support Foodway goals throughout the season.


Considering running for co-chair of the Foodway Team in 2022? Email Nathan Hunter at Foodway@bronxriver.org with a short bio by January 10th to be elected co-chair by stakeholder attendees.


Register HERE.

Greenway Team Meeting

Join the Bronx River Greenway Team to kick off the year Thursday January 6 at 6PM – we’re looking forward to new sections of the greenway opening in Starlight Park and Garrison Park, Concrete Plant Park reopening, and planning events to highlight the greenway and welcome communities to the Bronx River Greenway


Register HERE.

Volunteer for the River

Mulchfest Volunteers Needed

Help the Alliance with Mulchfest! We are looking for volunteers Saturday January 8 and Sunday January 9 from 10 AM to 2 PM to assist us spread fresh ground mulch around street trees along the Sheridan Boulevard.


Register HERE.

Get Moving on the Greenway

Visit Our Parks

While it may be cold outside our parks are still open and available to you all!


Check out here the many amenities along the Bronx River you can explore.

Chill on the River

Leaves Changing along the river

This month’s featured photo is by Ivan! The photo highlights the incredible changing leaves as we head into the new year along the Bronx River.


Share your own photos of the Bronx River and its wildlife! Tag us in your photos on Instagram and Twitter and use the hashtag #BronxRiver. Your Photo could be featured next month.

Please note: All in person events will follow COVID guideline accordingly.


Contact us 

(718) 430-4636 | www.bronxriver.org | 1 Bronx River Parkway | Bronx | NY 10462

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