Tomorrow, 3/18, from 3:30pm to 7pm, the Bronx Council of Environmental Quality (BCEQ) is holding its 8th annual Water Conference on 'Forming the Harlem River Working Group: Greenway, Access and Water Use; Education and Ecology; and Outreach and Advocacy.'
The public is invited to attend this free conference at Manhattan College in the Leo Engineering Building (3825 Corlear Avenue just north of 238th Street). The program sponsors are Partnerships for Parks, Manhattan College, Bronx Borough President's Office, Friends of Brook Park, UDEC Harlem River Ecology Center; and Corporate sponsor: Con Edison.
This year's conference will focus on helping Waterfront Stakeholders form a Harlem River Working Group to work toward restoring the Harlem River; reconnecting the waterfront with the people; recreating the water's edge; and reinvigorating in-the-water recreational and commercial activities.
Breakout groups will organize around stakeholder interests and parks or access points along Harlem River, such as: Spuyten Duyvil, Marble Hill, University Heights Bridge, Roberto Clemente, Bridge Park, Depot Place, Yankee Stadium Replacement Parks, and Harlem River Park Ave. Proposed Park, Lincoln Avenue Street End.
After the Panel discussion, coffee, tea, and a buffet supper will be served. Following the conference, BCEQ will hold its annual membership meeting from 7 to 9 p.m.