LWalter  Apr.25.2024


Guess who took the aqueduct trail by storm on Earth Day 2024? Families, neighbors and school classes scoured the trail clean! Parks & Recreation and Public Works departments made it happen. Big thanks to Commissioners Steve Sansone and Thomas Meier for supplying volunteers with gloves, water, potted flowers to plant, and garbage trucks that picked up all along the trail!

The aqueduct trail is a GATEWAY INTO YONKERS. Manhattan walkers, Brooklyn bikers and tri-state neighbors get a first impression of Yonkers from the trail. Finding old shoes and exploring the leaf litter gave everyone a look into the recent past.

A father-daughter team from Elmsford picked up trail trash between Walnut Street and Palisade Avenue. They found construction debris, fast food plastic, clothing, furniture and a microwave. Why come from so far? Because they walked through Yonkers to earn their 26-Mile badges, and “We thought we could make a difference here.” What a duo!

Sarah Lawrence volunteers planted new flowers at Walnut Street on the aqueduct trail. The flowers, provided by the Parks Department and Commissioner Steve Sansone, will welcome walkers and bikers all summer long.