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Kickoff Meeting: Bronx River Long Term Control Plan

February 12, 2015: 6:00PM to 8:00PM
Casita Maria Center for Arts & Education, 928 Simpson Street, 6th Floor, Bronx, NY 10459 map

Join us at a critical public meeting as the New York City Department of Environmental Protection kicks off the CSO Long Term Control Plan (LTCP) for the Bronx River.

Riverkeeper and the Bronx River Alliance, as part of the S.W.I.M. Coalition, encourage all to attend so that we can provide much needed community input to improve water quality in the City’s waterbodies.

Provide your input on:
• How is the Bronx River part of your life?
• How do you use the Bronx River?
• Why it is important to reduce combined sewer overflows (CSOs) that pollute the Bronx River?
• What is your vision for the Bronx River?

The Bronx River Alliance says: Thanks to the tremendous efforts of community leaders, concerned citizens and government officials, the Bronx River has seen a remarkable come-back from the 1970’s when it was an abandoned dumping ground. Today, over 5,000 recreational boaters enjoy the Bronx River every year, and hundreds of school children and teachers use the river as an outdoor classroom. A testament of the progress we’ve made together came in 2012, when the National Park Service designated the Bronx River as a National Water Trail.

The LTCP is required by the Clean Water Act, which regulates pollution and sets water quality standards for our nation’s waterways.

The Bronx River Alliance calls on NYC DEP to comply with the Clean Water Act and raise the quality of the Bronx River so that it meets the federal goal of fishable and swimmable, or in other words: safe for primary contact.

DEP will provide a brief presentation at 6:30pm.

Stormwater Infrastructure Matters (S.W.I.M.) is a coalition dedicated to ensuring swimmable and fishable waters around New York City through natural, sustainable stormwater management practices – called Green Infrastructure – in our neighborhoods.

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