WaterWash in The Bronx
Rev and the choir perform at a wetlands park created by artist Lillian Ball.
Saturday, October 5, 2013 - 1:00pm - 4:00pm
WATERWASH ABC is one of several permanent public wetland parks by Lillian Ball, and is a concept that can be adapted to coastal situations worldwide. The Bronx River project construction was completed in 2011 by a cooperative team of engineers, scientists, and excavators with Ball as visual and managerial coordinator. Job skills trainees from Rocking the Boat, a local nonprofit that teaches kids to build wooden boats and do environmental work on the river, planted over 10,000 indigenous plants to transform the landfill site. As the native plantings mature, WATERWASH offers extensive educational outreach opportunities to demonstrate the ways this wetland acts as natural buffer for sea level rise, while improving water quality, and creating wildlife habitat. WATERWASH ABC filters commercial parking lot stormwater runoff before it enters the river, opens private property to pubic use, and was funded by the NY State Attorney General’s Office with fines collected from polluters to the river with special guests: The Extinct Golden Toads. Climate Change Procession from Hunts Point Subway with Osomocene Productions. Seen from WATERWASH path and viewing platform from as well as from boats on the Bronx River. Special thanks to Adam Green and Rocking the Boat
Entrance gate at Bruckner Boulevard Bridge
Bronx River Ave