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From the DEP of New York:

We are excited to announce the launch of the New York City Department of Environmental Protection’s 31st annual Water Resources Art & Poetry Contest. Second through twelfth grade students attending New York City and East or West of Hudson Watershed public, independent, charter or parochial schools or home-schooled students are invited to create original art and compose poetry that reflect an appreciation for our shared water resources. Entries will be accepted online from now until Wednesday, March 8, 2017.

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Parks and Trails New York, a generous funder of the Keeper's House Restoration project, has featured our efforts in their member newsletter, Green Space. Thank you for all your do for us, PTNY!

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This is an excerpt from an article in the upcoming NEWSLETTER
To read the full article, please become a member.

May 2016: Fifth Annual I Love My Park Day (ILMPD) on the OCA

56 volunteers worked for a total of 225 hours on 1.5 miles of the northern section of the trail in which numerous invasive plants and bushes were removed and chipped and/or mowed; 25 bags of garlic mustard pulled and a small truck load of large items of trash were removed from a hillside. 10 valuable native trees were preserved by removing invasive vines from them and a historic stone wall was cleared of invasive plants and then repaired and completely restored.

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Due to the popularity of our V-Neck fitted T-shirts, we have ordered a whole selection of new colors. Plus we added a lovely light heathered blue to our standard Ts. Time to stock up!

TO SEE ALL OF OUR T-SHIRTS GO HERE

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Our 2016 Annual Meeting speaker, Diane Galusha, has just published an expended edition of her informative book, Liquid Assets: A History of New York City's Water System, which covers the Old Croton Aqueduct, New Croton Aqueduct and Delaware system.

Essential reading for anyone interested in this subject!

You can order it and pay via Paypal at: http://liquidassetsbook.com

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James Bremner ( aka Friends VP, Bob Kornfeld ) welcomed the community to the beautiful house where he lived from the mid 1800s to his death in 1872.

On a sunny June afternoon Keeper James Bremner told of his duties as keeper of this section of the Aqueduct, how he kept the water flowing as it traveled from the Croton Dam to the final reservoir at 42nd street. Maybe he anticipated that his home would one day be a National Historic Landmark making the entire community swell with pride.

Of course he might not have recognized his old home after the beautiful rehabilitation work stimulated and financed by the Friends and documented photographically by Tom Tarnowsky and Elisa Zazzera.

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Beginning this Saturday, June 4, the Keeper's House will be open for drop-in visitors on weekends from 10am to 4pm.

Come by, pick up a map, drink some water, chat with our docents, and hear about our plans for permanent and temporary exhibitions.

The Keeper's House is convenient to the Dobbs Ferry stop on Metro-North, and a perfect place to start a walk to Lyndhurst or Untermyer Gardens.

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Share your passion for and knowledge of the Aqueduct trail and Rivertowns area

Are you comfortable speaking and working with the public?

Can you devote three hours on a Friday, Saturday, or Sunday to work with Friends of the Old Croton Aqueduct at their new Keeper's House visitor center in Dobbs Ferry?

To learn more, we invite potential volunteer docents to a question-and-answer gathering on March 31, 7:30, at the Keeper's House, 15 Walnut St., Dobbs Ferry, between Broadway/Route 9 and Main St.

Questions? Email Tom Tarnowsky: ttarnowsky@aqueduct.org or Lesley Walter: lwalter@aqueduct.org

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Work is moving along! Exterior paint completed. Landscape terraced for events. Interior doors painted and ready to install. Bike racks installed.

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Happy Birthday Old Croton Aqueduct!!
The big celebration took place on Oct 14, 1842, with Croton HighBalls (Croton water with a splash of lemon) served with sandwiches to an enthusiastic audience.

A five mile long parade ended at a 50 ft fountain with a chorus of women singers. Imagine something as simple as water causing so much excitement,

But it was Croton Water!!

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