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Reduce Trash Pollution with Bronx River Alliance


Reduce Trash Pollution with Bronx River Alliance

The Bronx River Alliance serves as a coordinated voice for the river and works in harmonious partnership to protect, improve and restore the Bronx River corridor so that it can be a healthy ecological, recreational, educational and economic resource for the communities through which the river flows.

They are currently seeking volunteers to join their Project WASTE (Water and Street Trash Elimination). It is one of the Bronx River Alliance's Citizen Science stewardship project focused on source-reduction of trash pollution. As of June 2016, there have been two installed trash booms that capture floatable trash in the Bronx River - one maintained by the DEP and the other by Alliance staff and volunteers. Volunteers will count, assess and remove trash from the Muskrat Cove boom and tally the floatable trash into distinct categories. Information on the quantity, toxicity, material, and brands of trash will help to identify sources of pollution and to inform communities, businesses and municipal officials of this Bronx River problem. Also, volunteers will be asked to hop into waders and join them in the water to remove the litter.

Please wear clothing you do not mind getting dirty. Also, please bring an extra pair of socks. All participants must sign a liability waiver in order to participate. This event is ideal for those ages 13 and over.

Woodlawn Metro North Parking Lot
East 233rd Street near Webster Avenue
Bronx, NY 10470

Sat, June 22, 2019
10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

If you are interested in this opportunity, please register for this event here:

*This is not a New York Cares Project*