What a HUGE step!
Thanks to the NYC Department of Parks and Recreation and support from Council Member Viverito, gaining data and information to inform the final design of our historic brook restoration initiative.
The Brook Restoration project includes planning a wetland system in the Mott Haven neighborhood of the South Bronx with native plantings to support fauna, similar to the natural brook that ran through the park in the late 1800’s. Rainwater harvesting from adjacent buildings will be diverted from the combined-sewer to an above ground cistern for irrigation, and below-grade cisterns used to maintain water levels in the wetland.
The study phase of this exciting effort is funded through the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) South Bronx Waterfront Partnership funded by Congressman José E. Serrano and managed by the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS). We welcome your support and ideas as to how to obtain the resources necessary to implement.
We are seeking implementation funding, and you can be a part of it!
See more pics here!
Learn more about this exciting effort here!