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Student Clean-up of the Bronx River

Warren Rosenberg | New York, United States

Organization: The College of Westchester Sharp Shooters Photography Club

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The Bronx River, running from Westchester County through the New York City borough of the Bronx and emptying into the City's East River is one of New York City's two fresh water rivers. Members of the Lenape Native  American tribe depended on the river for food and water. By the end of the 19th century the river had become so polluted with industrial waste it was considered an open sewer. On June 24, 2022, students from the nearby College of Westchester in White Plains, NY, joined with the Westchester Parks Foundation to help clean up the river, in an area just feet from where General George Washington's Continental Army crossed the river in the 1776 Battle of White Plains.

The College of Westchester Sharp Shooters Photography Club

Faña Vivanco

Mam Dukuray

The College of Westchester Student Government Association

Westchester Parks Foundation

The CW SharpShooters believe photography can serve as a tool for social good and social change.

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