Archive for the ‘Projects’ Category

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

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  

3.8.2019 Council Parks Budget Hearing Testimony

Tuesday, March 12th, 2019 Posted in Front Page News, NYC Parks Department, Projects, sustainable parks | Comments Off on 3.8.2019 Council Parks Budget Hearing Testimony

Our Board Members testified at the Hearing.  We thank Council Member Andrew Cohen and Chair of the Committe Coucil Member Barry Grodenchik. Robert Fanuzzi:  Robert Fanuzzi NYC City Council Parks Committee Testimony "New York City has a government because it owns, operates, and ...

4.10.2019 Save the Date Learn about Nature’s Green Infrastructure & Water Affordablity

Tuesday, March 12th, 2019 Posted in Amalgamated Green Study, East Bronx Coastal Working Group, Front Page News, Harlem River Long Term Control Plan, Pier 5, Projects | Comments Off on 4.10.2019 Save the Date Learn about Nature’s Green Infrastructure & Water Affordablity

Save the Date Wednesday, April 10, 2019 from 6 to 9 pm ~~~@~~~ You are invited to the Bronx Council for Environmental Quality (BCEQ) 18th Annual Environmental Conference & 48th Annual Membership Meeting “Green Infrastructure & Affordable Water Fees”   Thanks to Con Edison for support ...

01.04.19 BCEQ Comments to NYSDEC on NYCDEP extension request to March 31, 2020

Thursday, January 10th, 2019 Posted in Amalgamated Green Study, East Bronx Coastal Working Group, Educational Environmentalists, Environmental Reviews, Front Page News, 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, Permits, Permits Comments and locations, Projects, Van Cortlandt Park | Comments Off on 01.04.19 BCEQ Comments to NYSDEC on NYCDEP extension request to March 31, 2020

Here are our comments on the New York City Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) request for a modification to the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation on the milestone to submit an approvable Citywide/Open Waters Long Term Control Plan ...

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 ...

Haven Project – release the funds

Saturday, October 27th, 2018 Posted in Define the Issues, Front Page News, Harlem River Long Term Control Plan, Harlem River Working Group, Lower Concourse North, mill pond park, nyc, NYC Parks Department, Pier 5, Pier 5 Pop Up Wetland - first of its kind, Projects, Resiliency and Sustainability, sustainable parks | Comments Off on Haven Project – release the funds

We have seen this happen before.  This is how we lost our parkland at Pier 5 to the favorite building in the city.  But I divert from this story.  You may remember the Producers?  Well, here we go again.       Our friends ...

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

10.19.18 DEP requests another extension on CSO LTCP Milestone Modification

Saturday, October 27th, 2018 Posted in Bronx River, Communications Work, 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, Newsletters, Putnam Rail Trail, Van Cortlandt Park, Water Committee | Comments Off on 10.19.18 DEP requests another extension on CSO LTCP Milestone Modification

Here is the letter:  20181019_CSO-LTCP_Citywide_LTCP_Mod_Request_(002) Keep an eye out for updates on where we go from here.  Also, let us know your thoughts about this. Comment to harlemriver@bceq.org Click here for the comments we submitted at the beginning of 2018:  http://www.bceq.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/Long-term-control-plan-for-the-Bronx-Harlem-Hudson-River-Jan-2018-FINAL.pdf

Senator Schumer comes to the Bronx for CSX Press Conference

Saturday, October 27th, 2018 Posted in Communications Work, Front Page News, Low Impact Development, Putnam Rail Trail, Putnam Rail Trail, sustainable parks, Van Cortlandt Park | Comments Off on Senator Schumer comes to the Bronx for CSX Press Conference

     SCHUMER URGES CSX TO STOP RAILROADING THE BRONX & NYC AND HONOR THE DEAL THEY AGREED UPON – SO NYC CAN FINALLY ACQUIRE UNUSED TRACT OF BRONX LAND FOR COMMUNITY   GREENWAY PROJECT; PLOT IS A CRITICAL – AND MISSING – LINK BETWEEN MANHATTAN AND HUDSON RIVER GREENWAYS Read the Press release ...

Living Ecological Green Infrastructure Tools

Thursday, October 25th, 2018 Posted in Communications Work, Define the Issues, Front Page News, Harlem River Long Term Control Plan, Low Impact Development, Project Green, Resiliency and Sustainability, sustainable parks, Water Committee | Comments Off on Living Ecological Green Infrastructure Tools

Thanks to our friends at USGS, we have collected some interesting links on this page. We plan to list and update this topic on nature based ways to view water and how it moves through the soil. - Library on different ...

President Bob’s Blog: 3 BODs on Bronx Power 50

Tuesday, September 25th, 2018 Posted in Blogs, Bronx River, Communications Work, Front Page News, Harlem River Working Group, Harlem River Yards Park Greenway, In the News, Jerome Park Reservoir, President Blog, Projects | Comments Off on President Bob’s Blog: 3 BODs on Bronx Power 50

The Bronx Council for Environmental Quality is proud to have THREE members of its Board of Directors named to the Bronx Power 50. This special issue of City and State Magazine issue recognizes “50 of the borough's most influential leaders” who “have who ...