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Mayor Spano & City of Yonkers Organize Clean Up of Old Croton Aqueduct for Earth Day on April 22

Post Date:04/20/2017 11:28 AM

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Clean Up of Old Croton Aqueduct Trail Scheduled for April 22, from 10AM-2PM;

Sign-Up Available at www.YonkersNY.gov 

YONKERS, NY –  Mayor Mike Spano announced the City of Yonkers will participate in the annual clean-up of the Old Croton Aqueduct in celebration of Earth Day on Saturday, April 22.  Mayor Spano is encouraging community involvement for the purpose of cleaning up local neighborhoods and beatifying the City of Yonkers as spring approaches. 

“I look forward to our community coming together on Earth Day to enhance the Old Croton Aqueduct through volunteer clean-up efforts,” said Mayor Spano. “We can all do our part to ensure that Yonkers remains a beautiful place to live, work and play.”

The annual Clean-Up Day at the Old Croton Aqueduct is on Saturday, April 22 and kicks off with a press conference by Mayor Spano, followed by the community’s clean-up of the Old Croton Aqueduct.  All volunteers must meet outside Yonkers Parks Department offices at 285 Nepperhan Avenue between 9-10AM.  The press conference will take place shortly after 10AM along the Old Croton Aqueduct Trail, followed by the clean-up until 2:00 PM.

Residents are encouraged to join the City of Yonkers, Friends of the Old Croton Aqueduct, the New York State Parks, Recreation & Historic Preservation, and the Yonkers Green City Advisory Committee in beautifying the Yonkers section of the trail. Volunteers are strongly encouraged to pre-register by visiting www.yonkersny.gov or by calling (914) 377-6429 or on-site that day beginning at 9:30am at the Parks Department (285 Nepperhan Ave).

“Last year’s Aqueduct clean-up was a wonderful event with so much enthusiasm and joyful work done by all. We expect another successful outcome this year,” said Mavis Cain, Presidents of the Friends of the Old Croton Aqueduct.  

In addition to the Clean-Up of the Old Croton Aqueduct, the public is also encouraged to participate in Tree Plantings throughout the City of Yonkers on Saturday, April 29, in observance of Arbor Day:

Locations for Tree Planting on April 29th:

  • 9:30am - Sullivan Oval Tree Planting, 38 Spruce Street
  • 10:30am - Schultze Field Tree Planting, 23-39 St. Eleanoras Lane
  • 11:30am - Ferme Park Tree Planting, Brewster & Dunston Avenue

For more information about Earth Day or Arbor Day in the City of Yonkers, residents can contact the Department of Parks, Recreation & Conservation at 914-377-6429.

To assure Yonkers remains clean following the clean-ups, Mayor Spano is also reminding residents to report any instances of illegal dumping to the City’s anti-dumping hotline by calling 914-377-DUMP. A reward of up to $1,000 is offered for anyone who reports a case of illegal dumping that leads an arrest and conviction.

“If you see something, it pays to say something,” said Mayor Spano. “We must all do our part to keep our city clean.”

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