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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 ...

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 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, ...

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 ...

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 ...

Phase II Green Infrastructure and Short Circuits

Friday, February 7th, 2020 Posted in climate changge, Communications Committee Work, East Bronx Coastal Working Group, Fordham Landing, Front Page News, Green Infrastructure, Harlem River BOA, Harlem River Long Term Control Plan, Harlem River Working Group, Harlem River Yards Park Greenway, Hudson River Watershed Projects, Living Ecological Green Infrastructure, Low Impact Development, NYC Parks Department, Parks Committee, Pier 5 Pop Up Wetland - first of its kind, Projects, sustainable parks, Water Committee | Comments Off on Phase II Green Infrastructure and Short Circuits

Adapting Green Spaces to Capture Rain, Carbon, and the remaining untreated CSO volume Karen Argenti, February 2020 https://storymaps.arcgis.com/stories/df8b247ed2244a1baa3222546b929d59

BCEQ Votes to Oppose 3 day Festival on Parade Grounds

Sunday, January 12th, 2020 Posted in Committees, Front Page News, nyc, NYC Parks Department, Parks Committee, Permits, Uncategorized, Van Cortlandt Park | Comments Off on BCEQ Votes to Oppose 3 day Festival on Parade Grounds

Recently we voted and then wrote BCEQ Letter Gov Ball 01.09.2020 The most serious impact of holding this large 3-day Festival in Van Cortlandt Park (VCP) is on the 46-acre Parade Ground (PG).  Even if everything goes as planned, it is not ...

Save the Water in Jerome Park Reservoir’s North Basin

Tuesday, December 10th, 2019 Posted in CWTP, Environmental Reviews, Front Page News, Jerome Park Reservoir, Water Committee | Comments Off on Save the Water in Jerome Park Reservoir’s North Basin

[caption id="attachment_4558" align="alignleft" width="356"] The view from the Fort Independence Park of the North Basin of the JPR[/caption] Your help is Needed - Save the Water in Jerome Park Reservoir’s North Basin Recently the NYC Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) stated they intend ...

CSO LTCP Alternative comments December 2019

Wednesday, December 4th, 2019 Posted in Environmental Reviews, Front Page News, Green Infrastructure, Harlem River Working Group, Hudson River Watershed Projects, Low Impact Development, Putnam Rail Trail, Van Cortlandt Park, Water Committee | Comments Off on CSO LTCP Alternative comments December 2019

We reviewed the alternative analysis, and sent in our comments. Bronx Council for Environmental Quality BCEQ-LTCP Comments to-DEP 12.02.2019 Bronx Community Board 8 Bronx CB8 LTCP Letter Van Cortlandt Park Alliance  VCPA Citywide LTCP Comments 2019  w/ attachment  Coalition for the Daylighting of ...

Appendix files from the SNAD DEIS

Sunday, September 15th, 2019 Posted in Environmental Reviews, Front Page News, Green Infrastructure, Water Committee | Comments Off on Appendix files from the SNAD DEIS

Appendices A. SNAD Institutions – this is only presented as identifying a missing item in the DEIS. It may not be complete. A. SNAD Community Facilities B. SAMPLE Comparison of Zoning Amendments deleted and added and how it should be presented. This does ...

BCEQ Comments to the DEIS for the SNAD SNRD 090919

Monday, September 9th, 2019 Posted in Communications Work, Educational Environmentalists, Environmental Reviews, Front Page News, Water Committee | Comments Off on BCEQ Comments to the DEIS for the SNAD SNRD 090919

Bronx Council for Environmental Quality comments to the generic Draft Environmental Impact Statement Special Natural Area District - SNAD NA-2 BCEQ comments on the SNAD DEIS 090919 Bronx Council for Environmental Quality APPENDIX DEIS - SNAD NA-2 BCEQ Appendiix DEIS SNAD NA2 090919 ...

Help turn Fort Independence Park into a sponge REVISED

Monday, May 6th, 2019 Posted in Front Page News, Jerome Park Reservoir, Water Committee | Comments Off on Help turn Fort Independence Park into a sponge REVISED

Help turn Fort Independence Park into a sponge! Enter the Park into Sponge Contest at parkintosponge@bceq.org with your name, phone, & affiliation or if it is school project, your professor/teacher. Provide a short description of your ideas and the method of your presentation.  ...

Jerome Park Reservoir Access Documents

Monday, May 6th, 2019 Posted in Front Page News, Jerome Park Reservoir, Project Green, Water Committee | Comments Off on Jerome Park Reservoir Access Documents

Report from the DEP on Access img-318121916-0002 FMC governing 1999 Resolution 993 Reso 933 of 1999 MOSHOLU MITIGATION FOR RESOLUTION 993 OF 1999 Mosholu Mitigation Res 993 of 1999 revised Mosholu Mitigation Spreadsheet List of Projects funded by the Council Vote in 2005 TBA  

Learn Up Workshop November 2018

Monday, November 19th, 2018 Posted in Bronx Parks Speak Up Learn Up, Committees, Front Page News, Harlem River BOA, Harlem River Long Term Control Plan, Hudson River Watershed Projects, Living Ecological Green Infrastructure, Low Impact Development, Pier 5 Pop Up Wetland - first of its kind, Projects, Resiliency and Sustainability, sustainable parks, Van Cortlandt Park, Water Committee | Comments Off on Learn Up Workshop November 2018

Bronx Council for Environmental Quality held environmental pre-SpeakUp LearnUp workshops, on Wednesday, November 14 from 6:00 pm to 8 pm in the Leo Engineering Building – Fischback room 4th Floor of Manhattan College, 3825 Corlear Avenue, at 238th Street in the Bronx NY.  Sponsors include Con Edison and Bronx ...

NYC CSO 101 Bronx Research Documents

Tuesday, November 13th, 2018 Posted in Amalgamated Green Study, Harlem River Long Term Control Plan, Living Ecological Green Infrastructure, Low Impact Development, Pier 5 Pop Up Wetland - first of its kind, Projects, Putnam Rail Trail, sustainable parks, Van Cortlandt Park, Water Committee | Comments Off on NYC CSO 101 Bronx Research Documents

The following is an ongoing collection of documents for students and/or media reporters to use. Hartman_2008 Tibbetts Brook Daylighting Presentation- for Speak Up 082919 Harlem River CSO Vol and Events 2006 Rivers, Hill, Valley, Park & Heights CB 8 January 2015 short revised 091116 Stormwater ...

Living Shoreline Green Infrastructure Project

Tuesday, 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 | 1 Comment »

"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 ...

East Bronx LearnUp to SpeakUp 12.6.2018

Tuesday, October 30th, 2018 Posted in Bronx Parks Speak Up Learn Up, Committees, Communications Work, East Bronx Coastal Working Group, Front Page News, Living Ecological Green Infrastructure, Low Impact Development, Projects, Resiliency and Sustainability, sustainable parks, Water Committee | Comments Off on East Bronx LearnUp to SpeakUp 12.6.2018

“Learning How to be Good Stewards of Our Water and Land” You are invited to participate in the Bronx Council for Environmental Quality environmental pre-SpeakUp workshops EAST BRONX Thursday, December 6, 2018 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm Owen F. Dolen Park Recreation Center 2551 Westchester ...

10.12.2018 BCEQ Comments to the ACOE on Storm Barriers Environmental Review

Saturday, October 27th, 2018 Posted in Committees, Communications Work, East Bronx Coastal Working Group, Environmental Reviews, Front Page News, Harlem River Long Term Control Plan, Harlem River Working Group, Living Ecological Green Infrastructure, Low Impact Development, Resiliency and Sustainability, sustainable parks, Water Committee | Comments Off on 10.12.2018 BCEQ Comments to the ACOE on Storm Barriers Environmental Review

we wrote: "Sometime in the Fourth Grade, we learned about the interaction of land, water and air. It is a simple lesson that begins with the basics of the water cycle -- the essence of all life on earth. It is ...

10.27.2018 Roberto Clemente State Park – new paddling dock

Saturday, October 27th, 2018 Posted in Committees, Communications Work, Front Page News, Harlem River Working Group, NYC Parks Department, Water Committee | Comments Off on 10.27.2018 Roberto Clemente State Park – new paddling dock

During our December 2016 Holiday Party, BCEQ was notified that Roberto Clemente State Park asked the Rowing Club who located on site and provide rowing for the agency, was asked to vacate the area.  The planned construction meant they could ...

Harlem River Hilltop Using Green Infrastructure

Saturday, October 27th, 2018 Posted in Amalgamated Green Study, Communications Work, Front Page News, Harlem River Long Term Control Plan, Living Ecological Green Infrastructure, Low Impact Development, nyc, NYC Parks Department, Van Cortlandt Park, Water Committee | Comments Off on Harlem River Hilltop Using Green Infrastructure

HARLEM RIVER WATERSHED HILLTOP GREEN INFRASTRUCTURE NEIGHBORHOOD CONCEPT PLAN Brochure: Harlem-River-Hilltop-print Brochure and Backup Appendix: Harlem-River-Hilltop-online