Archive for the ‘Projects’ Category

Celebrating the Bronx and Harlem River UWFP 10.13.2021

Wednesday, September 22nd, 2021 Posted in Front Page News, Harlem River Working Group, Newsletters | No Comments »

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

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 | No Comments »

Student Research Project

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 | No Comments »

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 | No Comments »

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 ...

Open Letter to NYSERDA

Monday, August 9th, 2021 Posted in Environmental Reviews, Harlem River Working Group, Permits Comments and locations | Comments Off on Open Letter to NYSERDA

An Open Letter from the Community to the New York State Energy Research and Development AgencyAs Bronx residents, members of Bronx organizations, and/or advocates for environmental justice, we are writing to ensure that our voice and concerns about the NYSERDA ...

Press Alert 3/20 – Hundred Neighbors call for Safe Access to Harlem River Greenway

Friday, March 19th, 2021 Posted in Depot Place, Front Page News, Harlem River Working Group, Press | Comments Off on Press Alert 3/20 – Hundred Neighbors call for Safe Access to Harlem River Greenway

Press ReleaseFor Immediate Distribution Contact: harlemriver@bceq.org Chauncy 212-203-1171 or Transportation Alternatives Bronx Committee - Daniel 646-457-7734What: Rally to Demand Pedestrian and Bicycle Access on the NYS Depot Place BridgeWhen: Saturday, March 20, 2021 11:20 AMWhere: Sedgwick Avenue at the Corner of ...

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 | Comments Off on BCPGS Harlem River Working Group Calls to Action: Park Access and Park Justice

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 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 ...

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, ...

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 ...

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 ...

Jerome Park Reservoir Send a Letter to FillTheReservoir

Saturday, January 11th, 2020 Posted in Environmental Reviews, Front Page News, Jerome Park Reservoir | Comments Off on Jerome Park Reservoir Send a Letter to FillTheReservoir

Check back often for updated messages to changing targets in the campaign to Keep the Water in Jerome Park Reservoir. Hon. Daniel Mackay Deputy Commissioner, NYS Division for Historic Preservation Peebles Island State Park P.O. Box 189 Waterford, NY 12188-0189 Dear Commissioner Mackay, Please reconsider the decision to ...

Jerome Park Reservoir Historic Preservation Documents

Friday, December 27th, 2019 Posted in Front Page News, Jerome Park Reservoir, Projects | Comments Off on Jerome Park Reservoir Historic Preservation Documents

Welcome to the The Historic Jerome Park Reservoir. Listed here is old documents that may be of interest when involved in the call to ACTION. THESE ARE REALLY BIG FILES. YOU HAVE TO DOWNLOAD, THEY WILL NOT OPEN.  The NYS Historic Preservation Office ...

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 ...

Fordham Landing Study 2019

Friday, September 13th, 2019 Posted in Fordham Landing, Harlem River Working Group, Projects | Comments Off on Fordham Landing Study 2019

The Bronx Council for Environmental Quality (BCEQ) is a 501c3 organization consisting of volunteers, no staff.  Founded in 1971, we are a Bronx wide group advocating for clean water, air and land.  Recently, we applied for a grant from the ...

Demand the NO ACTION option for SNAD

Tuesday, August 27th, 2019 Posted in Environmental Reviews, Front Page News, Green Infrastructure, Harlem River Working Group, Hudson River Watershed Projects, Living Ecological Green Infrastructure, Low Impact Development, NYC Parks Department, Project Green, Resiliency and Sustainability | Comments Off on Demand the NO ACTION option for SNAD

The Special Natural Areas District (SNAD) in the Bronx is being changed by City Planning. The proposed change would allow construction of impervious surfaces and lawns within buffers can impair buffer function by clearing trees, altering existing wetland hydrology, and increasing ...

NYC DEP CWTP Statement of Findings

Monday, July 22nd, 2019 Posted in CWTP, Environmental Reviews, Front Page News | Comments Off on NYC DEP CWTP Statement of Findings

https://www1.nyc.gov/site/dep/environment/croton-water-filtration-plant-project.page The statement of findings was on this page, but has now been removed. We are uploading this on the BCEQ page at:  crfindings