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Bronx River Environmental Education Series Part I – History

March 22 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm



FCWC Presents:

Bronx River Environmental Education Series

This three-part series will kick off on March 22nd at 7:00 PM in the White Plains Public Library Auditorium. Free and open to the public.

Join Stephen Paul DeVillo and Captain Cameron Colby for an all-encompassing presentation about the history of the Bronx River. Our guest historians will highlight the Bronx River’s critical role in the early nation’s efforts to gain independence and the restoration and conservation efforts to the present day. History lovers, naturalists, citizen scientists, and public advocates will all enjoy some part of the series and are all crucial to the future resiliency and stewardship of the Bronx River. 

Presenter Bios

Author and Historian Stephen Paul DeVillo is an active and prominent advocate and tour guide of the Bronx River. He is well known for his “Bronx River Rambles” and dedication to NYC and Hudson Valley folklore. DeVillo will bring his insights from many years of research on the Bronx River to discuss the history and need to conserve this beloved natural resource.

Captain Cameron Colby currently serves as an instructor in the American History Division at the US Military Academy at West Point. He leads a research project seeking to “Map the Revolutionary War in the Hudson Valley.” This year’s iteration of the project specifically looks at the 1776 New York Campaign, including the White Plains battle. CPT Colby’s presentation captures some of the current research and future plans to explore how the British invasion and American defense unfolded from August to November 1776.





March 22
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm


Federated Conservationists of Westchester County
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White Plains Library
100 Martine Ave
White Plains, NY 10601 United States
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