In the 1950s, Robert Moses built five major national highways in the Bronx
without any thought to the people who lived there. As a result, for decades,
the Bronx has been a place that people drive through to get somewhere else.
Envisioning and Realizing a New Future for the Communities Along the Southern Reaches of the Bronx River. Learn more about our work.
Who We Are
The Southern Bronx River Watershed Alliance is a coalition of community-based and city-wide organizations who wish to see a vibrant community in the place of the Sheridan. We are: Nos Quedamos, Youth Ministries for Peace & Justice, Sustainable South Bronx, Mothers On the Move, The Point CDC, Tri-State Transportation Campaign and the Pratt Center. Read more about our coalition.
What We Stand For
Our neighborhoods are saturated with junkyards, waste transfer stations, brownfields, and truck-dependent wholesale markets that pollute our air, water, and soil. This legacy of economic and environmental injustice is what the Bronx has inherited, and our vision is to re-create a healthy environment, robust economy, efficient transportation network, and diverse community; all based around the Bronx River which is an ecological, economic, and social asset that should be enjoyed by all.