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Bronx Parks Speak Up Thanks its Volunteers

Saturday, February 27th, 2021 Posted in Bronx Parks Speak Up Learn Up, Committees, Front Page News, Parks Committee, Water Committee | No Comments »

Many of us are thankful that we had a successful virtual Speak Up 27, and now we can now rest.  Thank you for attending.  Thank you for all the great questions and comments.  We were overwhelmed.  Thank you to the ...

EZ Linksway to Speak Up 2021

Friday, February 26th, 2021 Posted in Front Page News, Green Infrastructure | No Comments »

Here is the EZ Linksway to SpeakUp The Bronx Parks Speak Up will take place virtually on Saturday, February 27th.  The theme is Bronx Parks Are Essential.   10am - 11am Virtual Tabling - find the link on www.bronxspeakup.org 11am-12pm Workshops  Survey Results Bronx Parks ...

Platform of the Bronx Coalition for Parks & Green Spaces

Tuesday, February 23rd, 2021 Posted in Bronx Parks Speak Up Learn Up, Committees, Front Page News | No Comments »

Platform of the Bronx Coalition for Parks & Green Spaces We value parks and green spaces as vital and essential in making our communities more livable, improve public health and well-being, and provide opportunities for recreation and nature appreciation. Our mission ...

Speak Up Candidates Forum Sat 2/27 at 12:30 pm

Sunday, February 21st, 2021 Posted in BCEQ Events, Bronx Parks Speak Up Learn Up, Committees, Front Page News, sustainable parks | No Comments »

Click Here for Links to the Zoom Webinar

BCPGS Harlem River Working Group Calls to Action: Park Access and Park Justice

Wednesday, February 17th, 2021 Posted in Causes, Committees, Fordham Landing, Front Page News, Harlem River BOA, Harlem River Long Term Control Plan, Harlem River Working Group, Harlem River Yards Park Greenway, Living Ecological Green Infrastructure, Low Impact Development, Lower Concourse North, mill pond park, nyc, NYC Parks Department, Parks Committee, Projects, Putnam Rail Trail, sustainable parks, Van Cortlandt Park, Water Committee | No Comments »

The Bronx Council for Environmental Quality (BCEQ) Board Members will host two 45-minute presentations which will start at  11 am & repeat at  11:30 am.  The presentation includes a 3-minute video (link below) on why we should rename Mullaly Park.  ...

BCPGS Speak Up Borough President and Mayoral Candidates Forum

Wednesday, February 17th, 2021 Posted in Bronx Parks Speak Up Learn Up, Front Page News, Living Ecological Green Infrastructure, Low Impact Development, nyc, sustainable parks | 2 Comments »

Register to attend at this link:  

The Birth of Green Infrastructure in the Bronx #2

Wednesday, February 17th, 2021 Posted in BCEQ Events, Board Meetings, climate changge, Committees, Front Page News, Green Infrastructure, Parks Committee, Resiliency and Sustainability, Water Committee | No Comments »

This is the second of our series celebrating the fifty years of BCEQ.  This one was supposed to be online (but I forgot to keep on recording), but FACEBOOK to the rescue.  I hope you all can find it with ...

BCEQ Comments Zoning for Coastal Flood Resiliency

Wednesday, February 17th, 2021 Posted in climate changge, Committees, Front Page News, Green Infrastructure, Permits Comments and locations, Resiliency and Sustainability, sustainable parks, Water Committee | No Comments »

NYC offered a zoning amendment to help the low lying areas of the city recover from Superstorm Sandy. It included changes that will harden the waterfront. They provided an Environmental Review because of potential impacts. BCEQ comments the the Draft ...

BCEQ Reading Room on the Zoning for Coastal Flooding Resiliency

Sunday, December 13th, 2020 Posted in Educational Environmentalists, Environmental Reviews, Front Page News, Green Infrastructure, mill pond park, nyc, Resiliency and Sustainability | Comments Off on BCEQ Reading Room on the Zoning for Coastal Flooding Resiliency

BCEQ Reading Room on the Zoning for Coastal Flooding Resiliency From the sound of it, you may think Zoning for Coastal Flooding Resiliency (ZCFR) will protect us from coastal flooding, or ensure our waterfronts are rebuilt naturally to capture storm surges ...

The Promise and Potential of the Harlem River Greenway #1

Tuesday, November 10th, 2020 Posted in Front Page News, Harlem River BOA, Harlem River Working Group | Comments Off on The Promise and Potential of the Harlem River Greenway #1

Bronx Council for Environmental Quality celebrates its first half-century with BCEQ50:  series of public programs that look back, look forward, and call us to action toward a greener, sustainable Bronx.  BCEQ50 events take up special milestones from our organization's long history and the challenges ...

Black Lives Matter message from BCEQ

Thursday, September 10th, 2020 Posted in Board Meetings, Front Page News, Membership Committee, Uncategorized | Comments Off on Black Lives Matter message from BCEQ

  An Important Message from theBronx Council for Environmental Quality BLACK LIVES MATTER 50 years ago, the Bronx Council for Environmental Quality was created “to establish — as an Inherent Human Right — a sound, forward-looking environmental policy regarding an aesthetic, unpolluted, environment ...

BCEQ 2020 Membership Meeting Wednesday Sept 9, 2020 6pm

Tuesday, September 8th, 2020 Posted in Front Page News, Newsletters | Comments Off on BCEQ 2020 Membership Meeting Wednesday Sept 9, 2020 6pm

WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 9, 2020 Annual Membership Meeting to elect the class of 2020 6PM sign in - NETWORK TILL WE GET A QUORUM 6:20 PM  BCEQ Annual Members Meeting 6:45 PM  BCEQ President’s Address 7:00 PM  Adjourn PLEASE REGISTER YOUR NAME IN WHEN YOU SIGN IN.     ...

Mullaly Renaming Documents

Tuesday, June 30th, 2020 Posted in Communications Work, Front Page News, Parks Committee | Comments Off on Mullaly Renaming Documents

BCEQ January 2019 Mullaly Report on the History A Park Named after Mullaly is Politically Incorrect 0292020 rev BCEQ Letter to Commissioner Silver June 2020 BCEQ vs Mullaly to Commissioner Silver 06292020 #MullalyRename

BCEQ 50 years helping nature

Saturday, June 27th, 2020 Posted in Uncategorized | Comments Off on BCEQ 50 years helping nature

The Bronx Council for Environmental Quality will celebrate 50 years of volunteering to help nature survive in our County.  We will list some of our programs and accomplishments here. Have an idea of what to say something?  Email BCEQat50@bceq.org

BCEQ comments NYC FY21 Executive Budget

Tuesday, May 19th, 2020 Posted in Calendared Items, Committees, Communications Committee Work, Front Page News, Green Infrastructure, Hudson River Watershed Projects, Jerome Park Reservoir, Living Ecological Green Infrastructure, nyc, NYC Parks Department, Parks Committee, Resiliency and Sustainability, Van Cortlandt Park, Water Committee | Comments Off on BCEQ comments NYC FY21 Executive Budget

Below are our comments on the Mayor's Budget for FY21 which begins this July. In summary, we comment on the Parks Department cuts to Maintenance and Operations and seasonal workers; the Environmental Protection cuts to cleaning around Jerome Park Reservoir, ...

Earth Day Today Presidents Blog

Sunday, May 3rd, 2020 Posted in Educational Environmentalists, Environmental Reviews, Front Page News, Greenversations, President's Blog, Project Green, Resiliency and Sustainability | Comments Off on Earth Day Today Presidents Blog

BCEQ Earth Day Week 2020 Because the Earth Needs More Than a Day—and We’re Home Anyway Bronx Council for Environmental Quality did not let COVID-19 defeat it.  Our all-volunteer organization held its Annual Conference—and then some.  Monday, April 22 was our kickoff ...

Environmental Education Awards 2020

Sunday, April 12th, 2020 Posted in Board Meetings, Education, Educational Environmentalists, Front Page News | Comments Off on Environmental Education Awards 2020

BCEQ EDUCATION COMMITTEE ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION AWARDS NOMINATION FORM Each year, BCEQ holds its annual awards ceremony and barbecue. We hope to be able to meet in person but we are waiting to hear if that is possible. Meanwhile, the nominations have been extended ...

Earth Day 50 years later

Tuesday, April 7th, 2020 Posted in Front Page News, Green Infrastructure | Comments Off on Earth Day 50 years later

BCEQ Earth Week 2020: Because Our Planet Needs More Than a Day, and We’re Home Anyway BCEQ Earth Day Virtual Conference - 2020 April 20 to 24.  The 22nd is the real Earth Day. The 24th is Arbor Day. Monday 4.20.2020 - Earth ...

Jerome Park Reservoir gets its voice

Saturday, February 15th, 2020 Posted in Environmental Reviews, Front Page News, Jerome Park Reservoir, Projects | Comments Off on Jerome Park Reservoir gets its voice

This article explains it all.  It has the letter, the power point presentation and the press release. https://www.thisisthebronx.info/shpo-changes-course-roadblocks-dep-reservoir-plans/ History of the JPR area (draft) The community that developed on the ridge around the Jerome Park Reservoir and Van Cortlandt Park should be thankful ...

Short Circuits for CSO Reduction

Friday, February 7th, 2020 Posted in climate changge, Communications Work, Front Page News, Green Infrastructure, nyc, NYC Parks Department, Parks Committee, Water Committee | Comments Off on Short Circuits for CSO Reduction

Short Circuits are those areas of the City where the system just misses its role.  It is the things that fall through the cracks. This is a process in work. Click HERE TO OPEN THE POWER POINT Also see other stories from BCEQ's ...