FOCAAdmin  May.15.2024

I Love My Park Day is organized and sponsored by Parks & Trails NY.

The Irvington Green Policy Task Force (GPTF) together with its partners the Friends of the Old Croton Aqueduct, NYS Parks, Garden Club of Irvington, Irvington Recreation Department, O’Hara Nature Center, Greater Irvington Land Trust, Pollinator Pathways, and the Irvington Department of Public Works organized a special clean up on the Old Croton Aqueduct in Irvington on a sunny Saturday.

Enthusiastic volunteers of all ages gathered to remove a large amount of non-native invasive plants from the OCA in the central part of the Village of Irvington. Following the removal, the group planted over 20 different species of native plants in the OCA community pollinator garden thanks to financial support from The Greater Irvington Land Trust and donations from Bedford2030 and the GPTF members.

The crew was rewarded with a delicious vegan pesto made of garlic mustard and hummus, and fresh veggies.

There was a wonderful cheerful atmosphere filled with camaraderie. It was excellent teamwork. Everyone was happy to contribute to an important cause.