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!!
Please attend our Annual Meeting on Sunday, April 12 at 2pm. The relationship of large cities to the natural world is a mass of contradictions. Cities replace habitats with manmade structures of steel and concrete and consume vast amounts of resources from far beyond their limits. Ironically, cities also represent the last best hope for conserving healthy remnants of the world’s species and ecosystems, and play a crucial role in combating environmental destruction elsewhere.