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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

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.  ...

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 ...

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

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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

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 ...

WHEN PARKLAND IS NOT REALLY PARKLAND

Tuesday, July 17th, 2018 Posted in Front Page News, Harlem River BOA, Harlem River Working Group, Low Impact Development, Lower Concourse North, mill pond park, NYC Parks Department, Permits, Permits Comments and locations, Pier 5, Pier 5 Pop Up Wetland - first of its kind, Projects, Resiliency and Sustainability, Yankee Stadium Redevelopment | 1 Comment »

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 17, 2018 CONTACT: Karen Argenti, 646-529-1990 WHEN PARKLAND IS NOT REALLY PARKLAND (Bronx, NY) The case of the Bronx Council for Environmental Quality (BCEQ) and Young vs. the City of New York, et al. concerning Pier 5 and the ...

Gateway to the South Bronx – Pollution

Thursday, May 3rd, 2018 Posted in Bronx Point, Committees, Communications Work, Define the Issues, EDC, 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, Lower Concourse North, mill pond park, NYC Parks Department, Parks Committee, Pier 5, Pier 5 Pop Up Wetland - first of its kind, sustainable parks, Water Committee, Yankee Stadium Redevelopment | Comments Off on Gateway to the South Bronx – Pollution

This video, created by Gregory Ginsburg, is an eye opener for what is needed - green-open space-parkland to breathe clean air and relax in a quiet environment. Not more density! https://drive.google.com/a/bxscience.edu/file/d/1oRLlbF6mEi6BlIqDJ0o_3kn1e2ZN0z48/view?usp=drive_web  

Comments on the Preliminary Budget FY 19 by Bronx Residents

Monday, April 9th, 2018 Posted in Bronx Parks Speak Up Learn Up, Communications Committee Work, Communications Work, Front Page News, Harlem River BOA, Harlem River Long Term Control Plan, Harlem River Working Group, Harlem River Yards Park Greenway, NYC Parks Department, Parks Committee, sustainable parks, Van Cortlandt Park, Water Committee | Comments Off on Comments on the Preliminary Budget FY 19 by Bronx Residents

April 9, 2018 New York City Council Committee on Parks and Recreation, by email Dear Council Members Gibson and Grodenchik, Thank you for the opportunity to comment on the Preliminary Budget Hearing for the Department of Parks and Recreation (Parks).  As you probably remember, ...