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Digging Up the River

Posted on Friday, January 2nd, 2009.

Just before the holidays, Facilitator Michael Brodlieb and I visited the Bronx Library Center to do interviews with members of the Bronx River Alliance. Our first participant was Ruth Anderberg, who started the project to uncover the Bronx River. When she began her work there were few accessible sections of the river in the Bronx, and the parts you could see were overflowing with junk. Anderberg and many others have since cleaned up the river and continue to work on its greenway.

Ruth Anderberg

The organization now umbrellas many inspiring projects. For more info, or to schedule a canoe trip with these incredible people, visit

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