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Author: 
SaraKelsey

The following are just some of the highlights of my walk which was completed in three outings and is presented in the sequence of completion. This effort was also a learning experience for me as was my 26-mile walk. Some examples: 1) the use of inverted syphons to compensate for elevation changes was genius; 2) how Gunter’s chain determined the 66’ width of the OCA; 3) and the incredible mansions and the people who occupied them along the 41-mile route.

Author: 
FOCAAdmin

It was a fashion-forward I Love My Parks Day in North Yonkers. Thirty "models" recently converged on a scenic runway, the Old Croton Aqueduct Trail, for the annual spring show of voguish volunteers, assisted by a hardworking Yonkers crew from the Dept of Public Works.

While "modelling" their best Covid tees and work sweats in a versatile Spring collection, some volunteers handily eradicated nonnative plants and trash. Uprooting over 150 pounds of wild chervil and garlic mustard was easy in new 2021 Special Edition gear!

Author: 
FOCAAdmin

A group of wonderful students from Mercy College  created their own pop-up I Love My Parks Day on May 1st to clean up the trail between Cedar Street in Dobbs Ferry and the Mercy Campus.

Way to go guys and thank you!

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.

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