International Coastal Cleanup
September 20th| 9am
(Meet us at the park entrance by Rosedale Ave and Lacome Ave)
THE BIGGEST CLEANUP OF THE YEAR IS BACK!
Join The Bronx River Alliance and Friends of Soundview Park as we work together to improve the health of the Long Island Sound by removing waterfront debris. Trash bags and gloves provided.
Schedule of the day:
8:30am Start off the day right with a light
breakfast provided by Cabot.
9:00am The cleanup officially begins!
Check-in at the welcome table,
fill out waivers and retrieve the supplies and instructions needed
to start the largest cleanup of the year.
11:30am Hard work burns lots of energy.
Refuel with a lunch kindly provided
by our sponsor, Whole Foods.
12:00pm After you are revitalized, stay for
an afternoon of fun activities for all
*Registration for this event is required. Register today at International Coastal Cleanup.
Shuttle Service from the Morrison Ave/Soundview Ave. #6 train station from 8am-9am to the park and returning to the station after the cleanup.
Volunteering on the Bronx River is dirty and fun. Remember to wear appropriate clothing and footwear for your river adventures!
Rosedale Ave and Lacome Ave
Subway: 6 train to Morrison Av-Soundview
Bus: Bx5, Bx7, Bx8, Bx9, Bx27
*Limited street parking available in the area.
This event is made possible by the partnership of Bronx River Alliance, Friends of Soundview Park, Partnership for Parks, American Rivers, NYC Parks and Recreation, Boy Scout of America and the sponsorship of REI, Kuerig, Con Edison, Whole Foods, and Cabot Creamery Coooperative.
Additional, customary feature to International Coastal Cleanup:
The Bronx River Alliance Recreation team will lead a Paddle and Pickup canoe trip at 8:30am starting at Concrete Plant Park. If you are interested in participating in the cleanup in this capacity, register here. Be aware there is a $10 deposit which will be refunded upon check-in at the park.
NOT AVAILABLE ON SEPT. 20TH FOR THE CLEANUP?
INTERNATIONAL COASTAL CLEANUP IS TWICE AS BIG THIS YEAR!
COME CLEAN, GO GREEN
September 13th, 2014 at 9am
Concrete Plant Park
For more information on this great event, see the flyer HERE or call Kristina Lanzano at 347-719-4022
Register online at Come Clean, Go Green
Saturday, October 4th, 2014
Canoe and experience the ecology, industry and history of the South Bronx waterfront. Paddle through natural forest with an urban backdrop and disembark on the grounds of the New York Botanical Garden.
For tickets : www.FallforTheBronx.com
Fall Forest Weekends
November 1 & 2 and 8 & 9
Enjoy a short paddle on the Bronx River and experience the beauty of this reclaimed local gem, home to an incredible variety of fish, birds, and even beaver!
For more information, please click here
A BIG thanks to everyone who supported our annual benefit An Upstream Soirée on September 17 at the Bronx Zoo. Together with over 180 guest, volunteers, and staff , we raised over $92,000 to support the important work we are doing out on the Bronx River. From canoeing to green jobs to greenway construction, the Alliance’s programs are helping people discover and experience the river each year, while building a community that is learning how to protect it.
The evening started with a Patron's Pre-reception in which students from Fannie Lou Hamer Freedom High School had a chance to demonstrate their studies of the Bronx River.
During the evening, the Alliance honored Nancy Mann, Tim Tompkins, and Sims Metal Management as Bronx River heroes. We danced the evening away to live mambo/salsa music from Orlando Marin "The Last Mambo King" and his band--- A fun night for a great cause!
Thanks again to our major sponsors: The Durst Organization, Sims Metal Management, Walton Family Foundation
Check out some photos of the event on Facebook here
or the Hashtag Gallery
For more details visit www.bronxriver.org/soiree
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