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Events for February 2015

February 12, 2015 (6:00pm to 8:00pm)
Public meeting for the Bronx River LTCP
Casita Maria Center for Arts & Education

Join the critical public meeting and provide your input on:

How is the Bronx River part of your life?
How do you use the Bronx River?
Why it is important to reduce combined sewer overflows (CSO) that pollute the Bronx River?
What is your vision for the Bronx River?

Thanks to the tremendous efforts of community leaders, concerned citizens and government officials, the Bronx River has seen a remarkable come-back from the 1970's when it was an abandoned dumping ground. Today, over 5,000 recreational boaters enjoy the Bronx River every year, and hundreds of school children and teachers use the river as an outdoor classroom. A testament of the progress we've made together came in 2012, when the National Park Service designated the Bronx River as a National Water Trail.

The City's Dept. of Environmental Protection (NYC DEP) will present information about the Long Term Control Plan (LTCP) to clean up the Bronx River. The LTCP is required by the Clean Water Act, which regulates pollution and sets water quality standards for our nation's waterways.

The Bronx River Alliance calls on NYC DEP to comply with the Clean Water Act and raise the quality of the Bronx River so that it meets the federal goal of fishable and swimmable, or in other words: safe for primary contact.

This is your chance to make your voices heard and impact the future of the Bronx River!

When:
Thursday, 12 February 2015 at 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Where:
Casita Maria Center for Arts & EDUCATION
928 Simpson Street, 6th Floor, Bronx, NY 10459

For more information, please click here and you can RSVP here
For DEP Bronx River LTCP information please click here

Coming to the meeting on Feb 12 and speaking first-hand to your LOVE for the river and how you've used and enjoyed it in the past, or would like to in the future, will send the most powerful message to DEP regarding the future clean up of the river. If you cannot attend or want to submit comments following the meeting you may also submit your comments to DEP LTCP@dep.nyc.gov.


February 19, 2015 (5:45pm to 7:00pm)
Greenway Team Meeting
Bronx River Alliance office (at Ranaqua NYC Parks)

Join the Greenway Team meeting

Date: Thursday, February 19th
Time: 5:45pm - 7:00pm
Place: Bronx River Alliance office (at Ranaqua NYC Parks), Conference Room 
Address: One Bronx River Parkway, Bronx NY 10462
Directions here

RSVP to: claudia.ibaven@parks.nyc.gov . For more information call (718) 430-4618

The Greenway Team is committed to advocating for and promoting the Bronx River Greenway as a complete and connected trail and series of parks for all users, providing access to the Bronx River waterfront and open green space for mixed use by, with, and for community members and local community groups. For more information about the Bronx River Greenway, please visit www.bronxriver.org/greenway



February 28, 2015 (11am-5pm)
21st Annual Bronx Parks Speak UP!
Lehman College Faculty Dining Room, Music Building

21st Annual Bronx Park