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Who We Are
The Croton Arboretum and Sanctuary, Inc. is a volunteer, non-profit organization that provides environmental stewardship for 20+ acres of wetlands and woods at the Jane E. Lytle Arboretum in Croton-on-Hudson, New York.
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Wednesday
Nov142012

Arboretum Update

The Arboretum is officially open, but the entrance road remains blocked by a fallen tree so visitors will need to walk in until the village is able to clear the road. Because of the post-Sandy clean-up work in the area, it may be as long as two weeks before the village can do this.

We lost a handful of trees during Sandy and the subsequent snowstorm, but the damage was surprisingly light. Our theory is that the massive damage the Arboretum suffered last year (and the tree work we did this year) cleared out the weak trees and branches. Whatever the reason, we were lucky.

We still urgently need funds to replace more than $15,000 that would otherwise have gone to improving our boardwalk and trails, much-needed planting projects and educational programs. During this season of giving we appeal to everyone who loves the Arboretum to make a donation and help us recover financially.

If you can contribute, please make checks payable to The Croton Arboretum and Sanctuary, Inc. and mail them to The Croton Arboretum and Sanctuary, Inc., P.O. Box 631, Croton-on-Hudson, NY 10520.

Wednesday
Oct312012

Arboretum closed

The Arboretum is closed due to the hurricane. The entrance is blocked and we have not been able to get in to survey the damage. We plan to do so this weekend. For your own safety, please do not walk in.


Monday
Oct292012

We are closed today

The village is closing all parks today, including the Arboretum, due to the hurricane. For your safety, please do not walk in.

Thursday
Oct252012

A mitzvah for the Arboretum

A group of 11 and 12 year old kids recently spent a morning volunteering at the Croton Arboretum. Organized by Lori Cohen of Havurah on Hudson, the group spread much-needed fresh mulch on the trails and learned about the Arboretum on a hike with Arboretum President Karen Jescavage-Bernard. The mission of Havurah on Hudson is to encourage and facilitate Jewish learning and Jewish identity of children of Havurah family members.
Saturday
Oct132012

Barry Keegan Returns

Native American crafts expert Barry Keegan will demonstrate firemaking, flint knapping and other skills to recreate the daily life of the Leni Lenape people, who lived in the Croton area at the time of Henry Hudson’s voyage. He will also display his collection of Native American and colonial artifacts along with authentic replicas of bows, arrows, axes, buckskin, fire-making tools and pottery. Rain or shine on Saturday, October 20, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Here's a wonderful short film about Barry's 2011 visit, made by Arboretum board member Ken Sargeant.