[NYCkayaker] Happy New Year!! Clear Paddling on the Bronx Kill

Chris Schiffner chris@schiffner.com
Fri Jan 4 15:53:52 EST 2013


Wow! I never thought I'd live to see the day...

Sincerely,
Christopher Schiffner
chris@schiffner.com
http://www.schiffner.com

On Jan 4, 2013, at 3:44 PM, Nancy Brous <nbrous@gmail.com> wrote:

> the conduit pipes under the greenway connector on the bronx kill have been
> removed!  this makes the kill, on of the most unique waterways in our
> harbor's system, navigable by small crafts for the first time in many many
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> thanks to so many people who made this happen, particularly al butzel,
> harry bubbins, rob buchanan, people from randall's island sports
> foundation, people from the department of state who took up our cause, a
> few people from ConEd who listened AND heard, people from several south
> bronx groups who refused to be pitted against water access advocates and
> saw that we would all benefit from the conduit being removed even if it
> delayed the greenway opening (which it didnt).
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> people say community groups cant compete with the big guys but we've
> prevailed in opening up the bronx kill for navigation by small vessels, in
> getting launch sites on the newtown creek re-opened when there was no
> scientific data to support their closure, in creating access where there
> was none and protecting access where it is threatened.
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> here's to another year of working together to give more people increased
> access to NY's greatest commons - the harbor.
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