Rid the trail of invasive plants and
Restore Historic Stone Walls
with the Friends of the Old Croton Aqueduct

Register in advance at

Where: On the trail along Quaker Bridge Road, Croton on Hudson (look for a white canopy)

Parking: On street — look for designated volunteer signs between houses #124 and #99

Perks: Water, coffee, snacks, gloves, tee shirts, tools & bug stuff provided

Bring: Lunch! Consider wearing long pants, a hat and a long-sleeved shirt.


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The story of Burr’s maneuverings to found a bank (now JP Morgan Chase) by pretending to meet New York City’s urgent need for clean water is one of the more colorful sidebars of our water supply history. In this 175th anniversary year of the Old Croton Aqueduct, learn how Burr pulled it off, Alexander Hamilton’s ambiguous role, and the consequences of Burr’s ruse for the emerging metropolis.

GERARD KOEPPEL has written widely about aspects of New York history and infrastructure and is a popular speaker and panelist on these topics. His books include the highly regarded account of the Old Croton Aqueduct, Water for Gotham: A History, and, most recently, City on a Grid: How New York Became New York.


Despite the damp weather, an enthusiastic crowd turned out for the annual Yonkers trail cleanup. Checkout our excellent photo album on Facebook!


  • Do you love the Old Croton Aqueduct?
  • Do you live in Hastings, Dobbs Ferry or Irvington?
  • Can you spare a few hours a week to learn and use marketable skills?
  • Are you self-motivated and eager to commit to taking on a new project?
  • Perhaps you have just retired or you are a young mother getting ready to return to the workforce.
  • Are you interested in learning how to blog or how to manage a constituent relationship database?

The Friends of the Old Croton Aqueduct is looking for someone to take over responsibility for online outreach.

You will solicit weekly blog entries from board members and other OCA enthusiasts. You will promote these blog entries on social media.

You will prepare and send out EBlasts using iContact.