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ADVOCACY EDUCATION PRESERVATION STEWARDSHIP

Author: 
FOCAAdmin

Governor Hochul announced that Friends of the Old Croton Aqueduct has been awarded ($26,427) to improve the exterior of the Keeper's House Visitor Center and the usability and attractiveness of the building's ADA compliant entrance as well as to install an arch and mechanical device from the Croton Dam to help visitors better understand the functioning of the Aqueduct.

Author: 
LWalter

On a drizzly Spring morning in Yonkers, a hardy bunch of Wicker Street volunteers finished work by 12:30. These people got right down to picking up garbage and pulling invasives. Maybe they knew that weeds are easy to pull after it rains? The state parks’ crew joined us and pitched in, which is always inspiring for residents to see!

Author: 
Jim Beirne

At the Keeper's House last Saturday, April 23, it was a gathering of pre-teen Brownies and the only centenarian they are likely to meet in their lives! Ellie Carran celebrated her 100th birthday to a Brownie led chorus of the Happy Birthday song. The Brownies, fresh off International Water Day, were eager to delve into the Keeper's House exhibits. Several future engineers tackled the blocks to create their own arches. They repeated the gravity ball exhibit until it was snack time.

Author: 
SaraKelsey

Ellie Carren, longtime hike leader for Westchester Trails Association, Adirondack Mountain Club (Mohican Chapter) and the Friends of the Old Croton Aqueduct invited her friends and family to join her on Saturday, April 23rd for a hike to celebrate her 100th birthday. The walk, a little shy of the 6-mile round trip between her home in Irvington and the Keepers House that she regularly travels these days, began and ended on the Aqueduct at Dows Lane in Irvington.

Author: 
TTarnowsky

Photo from NYC Water Flickr page

This custom modified vehicle was used to traverse lengths of the recently concrete lined Delaware Aqueduct in 1949. It served much the same inspection purpose as the original "Croton Maid", a custom made flat bottom boat used to inspect the interior of the Old Croton Aqueduct in 1842 before it was put into service. The Delaware Aqueduct is the newest NYC aqueduct, delivering water to NYC from the western Catskill Mountains. The last reservoir in the Delaware system was completed in the early 1960's.

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