Category: Tibbetts Brook & VC Lake

8th Graders Become Advocates for Daylighting Tibbetts
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8th Graders Become Advocates for Daylighting Tibbetts

June 26, 2018November 11, 2019

This spring, the Friends’ staff had the pleasure of hosting 8th grade students in Van Cortlandt Park from Metropolitan Expeditionary Learning School in Queens for two days for our “Wetland Stewardship for a Healthier Bronx” educational program which is funded by an Environmental Protection Agency Environmental Education Grant.  During their time with us in the Park,...

Launch of the Coalition for Daylighting Tibbetts Brook
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Launch of the Coalition for Daylighting Tibbetts Brook

March 13, 2017November 11, 2019

On the evening of Tuesday March 7th 2017, the Friends of Van Cortlandt Park (FVCP) hosted over 80 attendees in the Kelly Commons Building of Manhattan College to officially launch the Coalition for Daylighting Tibbetts Brook.  Attendees included elected officials, representatives of Coalition members, FVCP Bronx Pass Members, FVCP Board of Directors and others.  At the...

25 Species That Call Tibbetts Brook Home
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25 Species That Call Tibbetts Brook Home

February 2, 2017November 11, 2019

Today is World Wetlands Day and to celebrate we wanted to share with you a list of 25 species you probably didn’t know call Tibbetts Brook home.  Wildlife of many sizes call Tibbetts Brook home from the large carp that can be seen cresting the waters surface during the late summer, to the small protozoa...

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Tibbetts Water Quality Monitoring Project – Conductivity & Nitrate Results

May 12, 2016November 11, 2019

The Friends of Van Cortlandt Park began conducting weekly water quality monitoring at 6 different locations within Tibbetts Brook and Van Cortlandt Lake at the end of December 2015. This work is being done in partnership with various organizations including Bronx Council for Environmental Quality and the USGS who have provided expertise on monitoring and...

Making a Healthier Connection between Van Cortlandt Lake and the Harlem River
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Making a Healthier Connection between Van Cortlandt Lake and the Harlem River

November 10, 2014November 11, 2019

Article by Harlem River BOA Interns: Megan Joskow and Sebastian Valcarcel Before the American Revolution, Jacobus Van Cortlandt (purchaser of most of the land that is now Van Cortlandt Park), created the Van Cortlandt Lake in the 1690’s for a gristmill. As time passed and technology changed, the mill closed down and along with the...