After Toniann German was introduced to the Bronx River through Rocking the Boat as a troubled teen, she found that she couldn’t leave the river. Now she’s the new recreational coordinator for the Bronx River Alliance, running all of the canoeing and on-water education and conservation events and teaching people everything from how to paddle, to the history of the river, to the reasons to keep it clean.
New technology available through a state pilot project is helping some Hunts Point auto repair shops save money, but its environmental benefits are what may have the most lasting impact for the community.
The theme of Hunts Point’s fourteenth annual Fish Parade, “We Are the Routes of Resilience,” highlighted residents’ enduring toughness in the face of familiar obstacles.
A new scorecard unveiled by a coalition of environmental groups this week finds Hunts Point’s waterfront to be among the Bronx’s best in two of three categories, but among the worst in a third grouping.
More than 5,000 schools in the United States now use some version of Ritz’s curriculum, according to a memoir, “The Power of a Plant,” published on May 2, in which Ritz traces how he transformed himself as he transformed his classroom.
The Bronx got a lot more crowded on April 20, as 400 alewife herring from Connecticut commuted down from the suburbs and were released into the Bronx River from its shores in the Bronx Zoo.