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Alliance Intern Attends Climate Change Conference

Alliance Intern Attends Climate Change Conference

Urban Eco-Teens Leadership Intern, Esther had the opportunity recently to attend the COP25, an annual climate change conference in Madrid.  Esther, a sophomore at Bronxdale High School, also participated in the Alliance‚Äôs Garden 2 Market Internship last summer. Here is her telling of this unique experience. Global Kids is a non-profit organization that focuses on uplifting and encouraging youth leaders and activists. Through global awareness, applicable education, and a wide variety of interactive programs meant to develop leadership skills that teach involved and passionate students an understanding of the world around us and just how immensely they can impact it....

Understanding Gaps in the Forest

Understanding Gaps in the Forest

By Alex Byrne A part of the mission of the newly formed Van Cortlandt Park Alliance is to preserve and support the ecological value of Van Cortlandt Park. In this effort we value biodiversity, and the ecosystems that function to promote it. The world-class urban forests of VCP are still developing and require the management of both the human and forest tendency towards disturbance. Before merging, collectively with the support of a DEC Urban and Community Forestry Grant the VCP Conservancy and Friends of VCP worked to restore native plant communities within forest canopy gaps. These areas are defined on...