Bronx River Current | March 2022   


Bronx River Current | March 2022

Bronx River Assembly: A Watershed for All

Join us on Thursday March 10th from 6 to 8 PM at Community Board 12 (4101 White Plains Road) to learn more about how you can get involved with the incredible work being done along the river!


Together with our partners, volunteers, and friends, we’ll be taking a look at some of the amazing projects taking place in 2022.


Come out and learn how you can get involved with the Bronx River this year. This is a great opportunity to mingle with some of the people and organizations doing incredible work within the watershed. To participate in the event please register HERE!


Seen on the River

Canada Goose along the River

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Canada Goose, also known as Branta Canadensis, is a large wild goose with a black head and neck, white cheeks, and brown body. This goose is native to temperate climates in North America and can be found in other areas during migration. They are known to be found around freshwater bodies, which is why you can see this one lounging along the port near the Bronx River. Find out more about the animals living along the Bronx River HERE!

For more information or to share examples of Bronx River Fauna that you have seen, please email our Ecology Team at

News and Announcements


Join us Wednesday, March 9th at 7:00 PM for a virtual introduction to native plant propagation with Dan Moon, farmer and horticulturalist, and Diana Gruberg, Landscape Director for Gowanus Canal Conservancy. Learn easy tips and techniques for successful native plant propagation.


Register HERE!

Booking Now – Spring Field Trips!

The weather is getting warmer, that means it’s time for in-person field trips! This year, we’re offering traditional favorites such as water quality monitoring and Project WASTE. Upon request, we’d be happy to take your class on a birding adventure or just spend some time observing the river and its ecology. Slots are booking FAST, so request a trip today!


Book your feild trip HERE!

Acknowledging Our Elders: Weekly Plant Chat 

Join us weekly Thursdays on Facebook at 12 noon, as we go live with guests to learn what plants have been keeping them grounded. Each Thursday we will learn a new plant friend and ways to connect with them! Check out past conversations by visiting our YouTube Page HERE.


Click HERE to learn more!

Greenway Team Meeting

Join the Bronx River Greenway Team to kick off the year Thursday March 3rd at 6PM – we’re looking to discuss the development of bike racks and bike repair stations along the Greenway and discuss upcoming programming.


Register HERE!

Foodway Team Meeting

Join our upcoming Foodway Team meeting on Wednesday, March 9th at 5:30pm. Learn what’s planned for the Foodway this season and how to get involved! For questions, contact or by calling 718-542-4124.


Register HERE!

Eco Team Meeting

Join us virtually on March 14th at 5:30 pm for our first Eco Team meeting of the year! Learn about the state of the Bronx River and our various research projects that study the issues, our plans for 2022, and ways for you to get involved. Bring your ideas and curiosity and come be a part of the team! These meetings are open to everyone.


Register HERE!

Public Food Scrap Drop Off

Stop by the Bronx River House (1490 Sheridan Blvd) in Starlight Park Fridays from 9-11pm to drop off your weekly food scraps to be turned into compost by our partners at Big Reuse! Accepted materials include everything but meat products and plastic (including biodegradable plastic). For questions or concerns, email


Find more info HERE!

Community Soil Testing Days

Join us Sunday March 20th from 1 to 3 PM City soils can sometimes carry toxic metals like lead! Learn how to test for metals in soil and keep our community safe from contamination!


Click HERE to learn more.

Spring Equinox Celebration

Come celebrate the start of spring at Concrete Plant Park on Sunday, March 20th from 12-4 PM. Come by with seeds to swap with neighbors and friends, bring a soil sample to check for toxic metals, and celebrate the new wellness mural installed Fall of 2021.


Click HERE to learn more!

Staff Promotion Announcements

Please join us in congratulating:

Our new Director of Programs, Daniel Ranells,

Our new Community Outreach Coordinator, Victoria Toro,

and Our new Volunteer Program Assistant, Jennifer Seda.

Volunteer for the River

Water Quality Monitoring Volunteers Needed!

Calling all community scientists young and old! Are you interested in ecology and environmental science? Come volunteer with us! Our water quality monitoring program engages folks just like you in hands-on science through data collection along the Bronx River. Learn how you can get involved as we prepare for the start of our volunteer season this spring! Please email for more info.

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

Winter Wonderland

This month’s featured photo is by Lara Foley! The photo highlights the beauty of the Bronx River during the coldest months of the year!


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 | | 1 Bronx River Parkway | Bronx | NY 10462

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