Volunteers needed for Old Croton Aqueduct trail: Saturday, May 3

The Friends of the Old Croton Aqueduct are inviting volunteers to participate in the third annual “I Love My Park Day” by improving a section of the Old Croton Aqueduct Trail in Cortlandt and Ossining on Saturday May 3 from 9:30 am to 2:30 pm.  Rain date is May 4.


Volunteers will be preserving trees and native plants by removing invasive species, cutting vines and will also be clearing brush and litter.  Instruction will be offered on plant identification as well as on vine cutting and plant removal techniques.   Experienced leaders, naturalists and State Parks crew members will work along with the volunteers to provide expert guidance.  Tasks are available for all skill levels and all ages – please join us!


Park on Quaker Bridge Road, Croton on Hudson, between houses #124 and #99; a yellow canopy marking the Aqueduct trail entrance will be clearly visible from the street.  Wear long pants, hats and long sleeved shirts, and bring lunch.  Water, coffee, snacks, gloves, and “bug stuff” will be provided, as well as commemorative tee shirts and other perks and prizes. Consider pre-registering on line at http://www.ptny.org/ilovemypark/; however, walk –ins are most welcome. Feel free to bring family, friends and neighbors.


This event is being held in collaboration with Parks & Trails NY and The NY State Office of Parks, Recreation & Historic Preservation, co-sponsored by Teatown Lake Reservation with assistance from the Bronx River Reservation Conservancy and Westchester County Parks Dept. It is supported by local businesses including Feed the Birds, The Black Cow, NY Sports Clubs, Avalon Ossining, Mrs. Greens and by major corporate sponsor SavATree.  More information at www.aqueduct.org, see link to flyer on the homepage, along with other Friends of the Old Croton Aqueduct upcoming events.


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