On October 13th, 2021, the Bronx & Harlem Rivers Urban Waters Federal Partnership celebrated its 10th Anniversary on the High Bridge over the Harlem River in New York City.
More than 70 people attended the event, where Congressional representatives, federal, state, and New York City agencies, environmental organizations, and local leaders highlighted the need for ongoing revitalization of the Harlem and Bronx Rivers in NYC, acknowledged major accomplishments to date, and highlighted future environmental and infrastructure needs and challenges.
The Urban Waters Federal Partnership (UWFP) is a federally-led initiative focused on reconnecting overburdened and economically distressed urban communities with their waterways by improving coordination among federal agencies and collaborating with community-led revitalization efforts. The Bronx & Harlem Rivers UWFP location is led by the U.S. Department of the Interior via the U.S. Geological Survey Water Science Center on Long Island, with support from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The Bronx and Harlem Rivers are part of the larger Hudson River/NY-NJ Harbor Estuary and Long Island Sound systems, and as such, hold enormous potential to provide wide-ranging benefits to millions of people in the region.
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