Living Shoreline Green Infrastructure Project

October 30th, 2018 Posted in Committees, East Bronx Coastal Working Group, Front Page News, Harlem River Long Term Control Plan, Harlem River Working Group, Hudson River Watershed Projects, Living Ecological Green Infrastructure, Low Impact Development, Projects, Resiliency and Sustainability, sustainable parks, Van Cortlandt Park, Water Committee

“When beavers make a series of dams and ponds within a drainage basin, the water cycle in the entire watershed is affected.  Wetlands act like a sponge, soaking up water during storms and releasing it slowly in drier times.  The wetlands that ring a beaver colony’s dams and ponds can hold millions of gallons of water, and when streams are swollen and muddy with melted spring snow, wetlands reduce flooding and erosion downstream by absorbing much of the excess flow.  By providing a flexible reservoir, wetlands reduce flooding from summer storms as well.”   from Water by Alice Outwater

We will explore three areas in the Bronx

Site 1: Van Cortlandt Park Lake
Site 2: Westchester Creek along Hutchinson River Parkway
Site 3: Harlem River at Depot Place/Bridge Park South

  • We had a tour of the sites, followed by a review session.

Bronx Living Shoreline Meeting 2 Ranaqua 10.15.2018 Short for Web

  • One design was started for Van Cortlandt Park Lake –

Living Shoreline_ Van Cortlandt Lake 

  • Final presentations will be at BCEQ conferences:

“Learning How to be Good Stewards of Our Water and Land” – the Bronx Council for Environmental Quality environmental pre-SpeakUp workshops

WEST BRONX:  Wednesday, November 14 from 6:00 pm to 8 pm at the Leo Engineering Building – Fischback room 4th FloorManhattan College,  3825 Corlear Avenue, at 238th Street, Bronx NY 10463

EAST BRONX:  Thursday, December 6, 2018 from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm Owen F. Dolen Park Recreation Center, 2551 Westchester Square (Lane Ave., E. Tremont Ave., Westchester Ave.),  Bronx NY 10461

Food will be served, courtesy of Con Edison.  This is a free event.  Space is Limited. Kindly

Co-sponsored by Bronx Coalition for Parks and Green Spaces


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