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July success! Over 20,000 invasive plants removed; numerous native trees, bushes and plants saved!

Starting on July 7 and continuing for an entire week, a four person NY-NJ Trail Conference Invasive Strike Force Conservation Corps Crew collaborated with a nine member Excelsior Conservation Corps along with a dedicated band of volunteers and neighbors to continue the ongoing quest of the Friends to remove invasive plants from the northernmost section of the trail. The 20,000 plus invasive plants removed will no longer be impeding views, threatening historic stone walls or choking out the valuable native plants and trees that support local wildlife.

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DAlden

The first step in fulfilling the Friends’ New Year’s Resolution to address the problem of invasive plants on the OCA was taken on January 6th. On that Wednesday, Steven Oakes, Historic Site Manager for the OCA, drove his trusty jeep along the trail from the beginning of the Westchester section to the Croton Dam in Cortlandt, taking as passengers a group of Friends volunteers for a reconnaissance mission.

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