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Ecology and History in Van Cortlandt Park

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Van Cortlandt Park

Broadway and West 242nd Street

Bronx, NY 10471

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The Natural Areas Conservancy is pleased to present:

Ecology and History in Van Cortlandt Park

Saturday, January 26 from 1 pm – 3 pm

Join us on a winter walk through NYC’s third largest park. This gem of the Bronx contains both incredible natural beauty and cultural significance, including over 600 acres of forest, 200-year-old trees and the oldest house in the borough. We will include details from our research in the park and our 25-year plan for NYC forests.

The Natural Areas Conservancy is presenting this event in partnership with the Friends of Van Cortlandt Park and the Van Cortlandt Park Conservancy.

This event was made possible through support to the Natural Areas Conservancy from Con Edison.

Meet our Guides

Our guides will be Bram Gunther and Helen Forgione. A co-founder of the Natural Areas Conservancy (NAC), Bram is co-director of the NYC Urban Field Station. Formerly an urban park ranger in Van Cortlandt Park, Bram will focus on the park’s history and cultural significance. Helen is the NAC’s senior ecologist, and will speak about the park’s complex ecology, the species we encounter, and our research in the park.

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This event is free, but space is limited and RSVP is required. You will receive information about the exact meeting location when you sign up for this event.

Please dress appropriately for the weather! This event will take place be rain or shine. Plan to be outside for up to 90 minutes. For a winter walk, we recommended layers, a warm coat, sturdy shoes or boots, hats, gloves, and scarves.

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