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Author: 
LWalter

… . Smack in the midst of 200,00 people, on Yonker’s hidden gem!

In late March, arborist Guy Pardee of Suburban Native LLC took up combat along a section of North Yonkers Aqueduct Trail. Guy chops vines for a living - freeing trees, rock walls and scenic views in the process. That’s when he discovered the wildlife. Besides an owl pellet filled with mouse bones, and an osprey, he found a gulch filled with feral cats and large deer families living in backyards.

Author: 
FOCAAdmin

FOCA and Hastings VineSquad teamed up on Saturday March 20th to tackle vines and invasives on the OCA just south of Pinecrest Drive.

A beautiful spring day brought out more than a dozen seasoned loppers. Many passersby gave thanks for helping save the trees.

Author: 
FOCAAdmin

Learn about the OCA's New Community Design Guidelines with the New York State Department of Parks & Recreation.

You can download the final report HERE.

 

 

 

Author: 
FOCAAdmin

Due to a private event, the entire Lyndhurst estate will be closed to ALL visitors from March 22nd through April 21st.

Vehicles, walkers, and cyclists will be turned away at the main entrance by security and our Gate Staff. Those who normally walk the Old Croton Aqueduct State Park Trail will be detoured to South Broadway with the help from signs and OCA staff. Trail users of the North end of the Westchester County Riverwalk (behind Montefiore) will find the gate closed and locked. Please follow staff instructions and property signage for an alternate walking route.

Author: 
FOCAAdmin

Yes, there were some!

From March 2020 on, the Keeper’s House was closed. No happy faces enjoying our exhibits.

But the trail is different.

There are more walkers than ever before. We were stunned to do a count of map orders in 2020 compared to 2019. Orders were up an astonishing 93%!! The trail tells the tale. It is looking very well used. And well cared for, too.

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