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Author: 
FOCAAdmin

We are pleased to announce that The Keeper's House in Dobbs Ferry will reopen to the public on Saturdays and Sundays from 1pm-4pm starting June 12th.

Come visit and check out our permanent interactive exhibition about the history of the tunnel and the trail.

Masks will be required and there will be limits on occupancy for each room.

Author: 
FOCAAdmin

It began on a cold First Day walk at the Croton Dam last January 1st, when participants pointed to the rather forlorn circular structure on the grounds of Croton Gorge Park and asked what it was. Friends Walk Leader Sara Kelsey sadly explained that it was a beautiful fountain that had not been turned on for many years.

Author: 
SaraKelsey

The following are just some of the highlights of my walk which was completed in three outings and is presented in the sequence of completion. This effort was also a learning experience for me as was my 26-mile walk. Some examples: 1) the use of inverted syphons to compensate for elevation changes was genius; 2) how Gunter’s chain determined the 66’ width of the OCA; 3) and the incredible mansions and the people who occupied them along the 41-mile route.

Author: 
FOCAAdmin

It was a fashion-forward I Love My Parks Day in North Yonkers. Thirty "models" recently converged on a scenic runway, the Old Croton Aqueduct Trail, for the annual spring show of voguish volunteers, assisted by a hardworking Yonkers crew from the Dept of Public Works.

While "modelling" their best Covid tees and work sweats in a versatile Spring collection, some volunteers handily eradicated nonnative plants and trash. Uprooting over 150 pounds of wild chervil and garlic mustard was easy in new 2021 Special Edition gear!

Author: 
FOCAAdmin

A group of wonderful students from Mercy College  created their own pop-up I Love My Parks Day on May 1st to clean up the trail between Cedar Street in Dobbs Ferry and the Mercy Campus.

Way to go guys and thank you!

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