Archive for the ‘Projects’ Category

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 | No Comments »

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 | No Comments »

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 Jerome Park Reservoir | No Comments »

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

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 ...