Join the Hutchinson River Restoration Project on Sunday, May 8th starting at 11AM for a 1.5 mile walk from Bartow Avenue in Co-Op City to the Pelham Bridge in Pelham Bay Park. Along the way, we’ll explore spectacular vistas of the Hutchinson River and the Thomas Pell Wildlife Sanctuary. We’ll discuss the history, current threats, and future of the Hutchinson River and ways we can all work together to preserve and protect this invaluable natural resource. Amelia Zaino and Carl Lundgren will be leading the walk.
Note that the official walk is “one-way”. Participants may choose to reverse and walk back with us to Bartow Avenue, or take the Bx29 bus to retrieve their vehicles if they are parked in Co-Op City.
The route is 1.5 miles with slight hills and the potential for roots and other debris in the path. It is also a bike path, so participants are advised to be aware of, and move aside for cyclists. It is wheelchair accessible. Public transportation to the starting site is available (Bx28, Bx26, Bx30, Q50, Bx29, Bx12, Bx23, BxM7 buses), and public transportation from our end point to the start site is also available (Bx29).
We will assemble in the Bay Plaza shopping center parking lot (Northeast corner) (just behind the AMC Bay Plaza Cinema) located off Bartow Ave. at the Hutchinson River Parkway overpass . The trail begins just outside the lot. See the map below for more details. As participation is limited, please RSVP to:
Amelia Zaino: firstname.lastname@example.org or
Carl Lundgren: email@example.com
ABOUT JANE’S WALK NYC
Jane’s Walk was founded as a way to celebrate the life and legacy of urban activist, Jane Jacobs, who believed in the power of individuals to influence their city. It now takes place in over 200 cities worldwide, with Jane’s Walk NYC, presented by the Municipal Art Society of New York, as the largest of these festivals. What started as a handful of walks in 2011 has since grown into a weekend of collective neighborhood storytelling featuring hundreds of walks online and across all five boroughs.
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