Project WASTE (Water and Street Trash Elimination) is one of the Bronx River Alliance's Citizen Science stewardship project focused on source-reduction of trash pollution. As of June 2016, there have been two installed trash booms that capture floatable trash in the Bronx River - one maintained by the DEP and the other by Alliance staff and volunteers.
This event is part of our hands-on outreach strategy which includes trash collection and assessment. As a volunteer, you will count, assess and remove trash from the Muskrat Cove boom and tally the floatable trash into distinct categories. Information on the quantity, toxicity, material, and brands of trash will help to identify sources of pollution and to inform communities, businesses and municipal officials of this Bronx River problem.
Volunteers will be asked to hop into waders and join us in the water to remove the litter, please wear clothing you do not mind getting dirty. Also, please bring an extra pair of socks. All participants must sign a liability waiver in order to participate. This event is ideal for those ages 13 and over.