Joe’s New Job at the Bronx River Alliance
February 3, 2013 § 3 Comments
The Bronx River Alliance (BxRA) is a non-profit working to foster a healthier Bronx River. Somewhat similar to Friends of the L.A. River, they do events, education, advocacy, and work closely with communities and governmental agencies to get stuff done on the river.
I’ve worked there two days, and they’ve been great days!
On my first day at work, Starlight Park opened. It’s a park project that I mentioned in my earlier post – something that the Alliance has been pushing for something like a dozen years. The City finally signed off to maintain the site, developed by the State Department of Transportation. After the agreement was signed, the construction fences came down. The actual ribbon-cutting grand opening will occur soon, but Starlight Park is open to the public right now. (Unfortunately, there’s a second phase of the park that’s been delayed – I’ll be working to make sure it gets built soon.)
On my second day, I attended an opening reception at the Bronx River Art Center. The show featured various art, maps, photos, paraphernalia, etc. about the history and current efforts to restore the Bronx River. It gave me a great introduction to a lot of the river work that’s gone on up until now. It’s up now through February 26th at BRAC.
I am not sure how much I will be posting about the Bronx River at L.A. Creek Freak – as I expect that I will soon be contributing more of this sort of stuff to the BxRA website.