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FOCAAdmin

The Aqueduct inspires creativity and ingenuity! We love this little house built beside the trail in Sleepy Hollow at Souglas Park!

This “Not for Sale” house is one the trail just south of Gory Brook Road. Go by. Maybe there are cookies and cakes waiting…. Or a witch’s spell. It’s just one of the treasures you’ll find if you do the 26 miles of the trail.

Our neighbor, photographer Mark Liflander (@liflanderphotography), took these wonderful pictures to document their visit.

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FOCAAdmin

(photo by Pilar Maschi)

Volunteers from the Friends of Aqueduct Walk and the University Heights community, led by Pilar Maschi, Partnership for Parks Catalyst facilitator, demonstrated their hard work and love for the Aqueduct trail by holding a clean-up event on Saturday, November 8. An article in the Norwood News' November 27 issue noted that the volunteers also planted crocuses. Aqueduct Walk, a New York City park, lies between Fordham Road and 183rd St. in The Bronx.

Congratulations from Friends of the Old Croton Aqueduct!

 

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FOCAAdmin

The Mercy campus is right on the trail in Dobbs Ferry, but on a Saturday in November a group of students went further afield to parts of the Aqueduct where they don’t usually walk.

They assembled at a neglected section of the Aqueduct in Yonkers at Summit Street. It is a section that caught the attention of Mercy Professor, Mary Allison Murphy who teaches Exercise Science. The students got plenty of exercise picking up trash in an area that for some reason is abused by those who live in the area. One piece of trash encourages trash and it piles up.

Photo by John and Lynn Salmon
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DAlden

Congratulations to Riverkeeper Sweep for successfully encouraging so many of us to get outside and improve our waterways and trails on October 17, 2020. The Friends of the Old Croton Aqueduct accepted the invitation to participate, having missed our traditional I Love My Park Day in May 2020. We set up three separate sites, restricted registration, wore our masks, and managed our work while socially distancing. We had a very successful event with 39 participants.

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FOCAAdmin

 

A report by patch earner Lloyd Philips (follow him on Instagram! @doubleLp)

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