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FOCAAdmin

Members of The Friends gathered last week at Mavis' house to watch a DVD from the BBC series Filthy Cities. The BBC produced a series of 3 films called "Filthy Cities", covering the great cities of the world before the arrival of clean water and other ways of keeping clean and odor-free!

The BBC crew came to the Aqueduct in October of 2010 and filmed inside the tunnel. The production team sent us the DVD of the film on NYC - so we all gathered at Mavis' house to watch and and applaud our own Aqueduct.

Author: 
FOCAAdmin

One of the many schools that had a field trip to the Aqueduct was the International School at 318 Eugenio Mariade Hostos in NYC. This group was specializing in environmental studies, led by Biologist, artist, education consultant, Nim Lee (check her website for her amazing talents.)

Author: 
Mavis Cain

Painters love the Aqueduct Trail because it's so beautiful, in any season.

On May 28, Mavis Cain led a group of walkers on the trail in Yonkers, making a detour into Untermyer Park to see the artistic gardens, so colorful, as well as the amazing sculptures brought here by Untermyer, who also commissioned sculpture to be done here.

Author: 
FOCAAdmin

All walks and tours will be led by a member of the Friends of the Old Croton Aqueduct. Walks are free to all and (unless specifically noted) do not require prior registration. Check contact information for updates on schedule, weather, etc.

May 14, Saturday -- Ossining Weir Tour - click for directions and map

Author: 
FOCAAdmin

You'll remember the grant the Friends received to do this important piece of trail work. The first step of the work has been made with Steven Oakes, former site manager descending into the dark and murky depths of the tunnel in the area where the work will be done. The integrity of the brick work has to be ascertained.

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