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Nature on the Riverside 6.8.22 BCEQ Annual Meeting

Friday, May 13th, 2022 Posted in Education, Educational Environmentalists, Front Page News, Membership Committee, Water Committee | Comments Off on Nature on the Riverside 6.8.22 BCEQ Annual Meeting

Click on this invite to view, or click on the link below 2022 BCEQ Annual Meeting INVITE 050622 Tentative Schedule 4:30 pm Arrival BBQ start cooking 5:00 to 5:45 pm - Water Conference walk around RCSP tour of water’s edge 5:45 pm – 6 pm ...

NYC DEP DPR Tibbetts Advisory Group

Sunday, May 1st, 2022 Posted in Front Page News, Green Infrastructure, Harlem River Long Term Control Plan, Newsletters, Putnam Rail Trail, Tibbetts Brook Daylighting, Van Cortlandt Park, Water Committee | Comments Off on NYC DEP DPR Tibbetts Advisory Group

The Daylighting of Tibbetts Brook along the Putnam Greenway is finally moving forward.  New York City Departments of Environmental Projection and of Parks and Recreation are working together on the details.  The agencies created the Tibbetts Advisory Group for stakeholders ...

BCEQ Education Awards 2022

Tuesday, April 26th, 2022 Posted in Education, Educational Environmentalists, Front Page News | Comments Off on BCEQ Education Awards 2022

BCEQ EDUCATION COMMITTEEENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION AWARDS NOMINATION FORMNomination for the Education Awards of the Bronx Council for Environmental Quality 2022 are open until May 11. Award ceremony will be held on Wednesday, June 8 from 5:45 to 7:45 pm at Roberto Clemente ...

Treat Rain like a Natural Resource

Saturday, April 2nd, 2022 Posted in eMagazine, Front Page News, Green Infrastructure | Comments Off on Treat Rain like a Natural Resource

Natural and Green Ways to Save Earth Storm Water is a natural resource. It infiltrates in land where it falls.  This prevents waterborne pollution. We can protect Storm Water with Green Infrastructure placed in the smallest possible sub-watershed catchment area. On the other ...

Combating Climate Change with Green Infrastructure

Thursday, March 3rd, 2022 Posted in climate changge, Communications Work, Front Page News, Green Infrastructure, Newsletters | Comments Off on Combating Climate Change with Green Infrastructure

Combating climate change with green infrastructure was the BCEQ Water Committee workshop to learn how GI DYI works for your home or your park or your sidewalk. Link is below Using Green Infrastructure to Combat Climate Change in Parks and Green ...

Federal and State Elected Official Maps 2022 update

Thursday, March 3rd, 2022 Posted in Communications Work, Front Page News, Newsletters | Comments Off on Federal and State Elected Official Maps 2022 update

Here are the maps that will be used in elections in the coming months and years.  They are based on the new Census numbers. You may be asking why this is here in an environmental web page.  The answer is below. If ...

Watersheds and MS4 Westchester County

Wednesday, February 9th, 2022 Posted in Bronx River, ESRI Maps, Front Page News, Harlem River Long Term Control Plan, Harlem River Working Group, Projects, Tibbetts Brook Daylighting | Comments Off on Watersheds and MS4 Westchester County

https://bceq.maps.arcgis.com/apps/presentation/index.html?webmap=4680cd4753e24ce0a5d8214aefa8e813&slide=1    

Comments to DEC/ACOE Permit on groundwater withdrawal discharged to Harlem River

Tuesday, January 11th, 2022 Posted in Environmental Justice Issues, Environmental Reviews, Front Page News, Mott Haven, Permits, Permits Comments and locations, Projects | Comments Off on Comments to DEC/ACOE Permit on groundwater withdrawal discharged to Harlem River

BCEQ asks for a complete and thorough Environmental Review from the NYSDEC and the US Army Corp of Engineers. The applicant proposes to install and operate a temporary construction dewatering system with a proposed maximum withdrawal of 360,000 gallons per day ...

1,000 New cases of influenza here – Jan. 23, 1920

Sunday, January 2nd, 2022 Posted in Front Page News, Press | Comments Off on 1,000 New cases of influenza here – Jan. 23, 1920

1,000 New cases of influenza here - Jan. 23, 1920 Great story, relevant today ONE.THOUSAND.NEW.CASES.OF.FLU.HERE.JAN23.1920 What a coincidence that Prohibition was declared on January 17, 1920, and on January 23, 1920, the NYC Health Commissioner, Royal S. Copeland, urged druggists to sell whiskey to ...

Your Bronx Elected Officials 2022

Sunday, January 2nd, 2022 Posted in Communications Work, Front Page News | Comments Off on Your Bronx Elected Officials 2022

As we start out 2022, we have a NEW group of city wide elected officials. Below are the new names and contact info.   CITY WIDE ELECTED OFFICIALS  Mayor Eric L. Adams  contact Public Advocate Jumaane Williams  contact City Comptroller Brad Lander  contact BRONX BOROUGH WIDE ...

Celebrating the Bronx and Harlem River UWFP 10.13.2021

Wednesday, September 22nd, 2021 Posted in Front Page News, Harlem River Working Group, Newsletters | Comments Off on Celebrating the Bronx and Harlem River UWFP 10.13.2021

Click on the draft invite for you to save the date! or download it here Invite to the 10th Anniversary 9.22.21 draft

Harlem River Working Group Tues 9.28.21 at 5 PM

Wednesday, September 22nd, 2021 Posted in Calendared Items, Front Page News, Newsletters | Comments Off on Harlem River Working Group Tues 9.28.21 at 5 PM

Supporters of the HRWG and the Harlem River Greenway, You are invited to our September Meeting of the Harlem River Working Group where we will be discussing updates on our efforts to reconnect community members to the Harlem River Waterfront and ...

The Road to Environmental Justice in the Bronx

Wednesday, September 22nd, 2021 Posted in Educational Environmentalists, Environmental Justice Issues, Environmental Reviews, ESRI Maps, Front Page News, In the News, Maps | Comments Off on The Road to Environmental Justice in the Bronx

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9.7.2021 Press Release: Deegan flooding proves need to Daylight Tibbetts Brook

Monday, September 6th, 2021 Posted in Front Page News, Uncategorized | Comments Off on 9.7.2021 Press Release: Deegan flooding proves need to Daylight Tibbetts Brook

For Immediate Release Contact info is here 9.7.2021 Press Release: Deegan flooding proves need to Daylight Tibbetts Brook Tibbetts Brook Daylighted Itself The Bronx Council for Environmental Quality (BCEQ) call for funding and construction of the Daylighting of Tibbetts Brook Project. While the Daylighting project ...

Daylighting Tibbetts Brook in the News

Monday, September 6th, 2021 Posted in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Daylighting Tibbetts Brook in the News

Daylighting Tibbetts Brook in the News https://bronxclimatejusticenorth.wordpress.com/daylighting-tibbetts-brook/ https://untappedcities.com/2016/02/24/tibbetts-brook-raising-a-stream-in-nyc/ https://ny.curbed.com/2018/12/20/18150198/bronx-new-york-tibbetts-brook-daylighting-photo-essay https://vancortlandt.org/programs-overview/daylighting-tibbetts-brook/ https://hiddenwatersblog.wordpress.com/2016/10/09/bitibb/amp/

Ten lanes of the Major Deegan enough space for a big sponge

Monday, September 6th, 2021 Posted in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Ten lanes of the Major Deegan enough space for a big sponge

Ten lanes of the Major Deegan enough space for a big sponge: Excerpts from Conversation between Dart, Karen and Paul about stormwater capture. Karen:  Found this photo of the ten lanes across the park for the Major Deegan. Dart:  Maybe we can give ...

The Road to Environmental Justice 2021

Sunday, September 5th, 2021 Posted in Communications Work, eMagazine, ESRI Maps, Front Page News, In the News, Newsletters | Comments Off on The Road to Environmental Justice 2021

We are excited with the work of the students. We asked them to help us find out why the Bronx is still 62 at a 62 in the state for health outcomes. The program helped BCEQ find the road to ...

The Day Tibbetts Brook Daylighted Itself

Saturday, September 4th, 2021 Posted in climate changge, eMagazine, Environmental Reviews, Front Page News, Green Infrastructure, Newsletters, Press, Tibbetts Brook Daylighting, Water Committee | Comments Off on The Day Tibbetts Brook Daylighted Itself

Tibbetts Brook Daylighted Itself The Bronx Council for Environmental Quality call for funding and construction of the Daylighting of Tibbetts Brook Project. While the Daylighting project is being proposed as part of the City’s Combined Sewer Overflow mitigation program, the events ...

EJ report on Health Wealth and Education in the Bronx

Wednesday, September 1st, 2021 Posted in climate changge, Environmental Reviews, Harlem River Working Group, Press, Projects | Comments Off on EJ report on Health Wealth and Education in the Bronx

For Immediate Release                            Contact:  Karen Argenti, karen@bceq.org Bronx Council for Environmental Quality Completes Research Project on ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE ISSUES OF HEALTH, WEALTH & EDUCATION  Preview: Wednesday, September 8, 2021 at ...

Principles for Renewable Energy Development

Wednesday, September 1st, 2021 Posted in climate changge, Environmental Reviews, Front Page News, Green Infrastructure, Power Plan | Comments Off on Principles for Renewable Energy Development

BCEQ’s Basic Principles for Renewable Energy Development “Proposals” and Environmental Reviews Approved at the Board meeting 9.8.2021 BCEQ Principles for Renewable Energy Proposal 10.23.2021 Stormwater,CSO,NonpointSourceandOtherWaterPrograms03-05-07 Leaf Island GI and UHI 9.1.2021