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Sarah Lawrence College and Partners Awarded $60,000 from EPA’s Urban Waters Program

A heron stands on an abandoned boat on the Bronx River. (Photo: Leah Rae / Riverkeeper)
Contacts: Judith Schwartzstein, Sarah Lawrence College: 914-395-2219 judiths@sarahlawrence.edu Dan Shapley, Riverkeeper Water Quality Program Director: 845-797-2158; dshapley@riverkeeper.org Michelle A. Luebke, Ecology Director, Bronx River Alliance: 718-430-4690; michelle.luebke@parks.nyc.gov Grant will support a collaborative community monitoring and engagement effort in the Saw Mill River, Bronx River, Pocantico River, and Sparkill Creek watersheds Yonkers, NY, October 11, 2016 – Citizen-scientists in Westchester and Rockland County, and the Bronx, got a boost today from the Environmental Protection Agency by way of a $60,000 Urban Waters Small Grant. The nationally-competitive grant, led by Sarah Lawrence […]

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