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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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Friday
Mar252011

It’s spring . . . and we’re growing!

Two Arboretum regulars try out the new 60+ foot extension of the Aboretum's boardwalk. The project used material left over from our 2010 extension, plus new material, and was paid for with funds raised by our annual garden tour. Thanks to Dan Ferguson and his crew for working in cold weather to get this done.

Monday
Dec202010

Treeline is Online

The Fall 2010 issue of Treeline has been mailed to all members and can be read online here. If you're not a member, please support the Arboretum and become a member today.

Sunday
Oct242010

Boardwalk Dedication

On Saturday, October 23rd, Mayor Leo Wiegman helped dedicate the newest extension of the Arboretum's boardwalk. After reading the proclamation printed below, he helped carpenter Dan Ferguson cut the ribbon.

On the occasion of the opening of the extended boardwalk at the Jane E. Lytle Arboretum in Croton-on-Hudson.

Whereas, we are here today to open the extended boardwalk that makes our Arboretum more accessible to nature lovers of all ages; and

Whereas, the Croton Arboretum and Sanctuary, Inc. is a volunteer, non-profit organization that has provided environmental stewardship of the Jane E. Lytle Arboretum since the Arboretum’s founding in 1993; and

Whereas, the new boardwalk extension is 224 feet long and leads visitors through the Arboretum’s rare shrub and hardwood swamp; and

Whereas, the Arboretum’s 20 acres are a jewel in the crown of the extensive trail system present throughout our Village;

Whereas, the Arboretum is open free of charge 365 days a year from dawn to dusk for hikers, birders, plant lovers, and those who simply enjoy a peaceful pause among tall trees; and

Whereas, our Village is truly blessed to have such a wonderful organization as the Croton Arboretum and Sanctuary, which works so well with governmental, corporate, and other non-profit partners; and

Whereas, such events as this opening–and the mulch spreading by volunteers that immediately follows the opening–capture the essence of the Arboretum’s success at bringing us together to both enjoy the outdoors and help maintain a healthy and vibrant Arboretum;
 
I, Leo A. W. Wiegman, now therefore humbly proclaim, with the power vested in me by the State of New York as your Mayor of our Village of Croton-on-Hudson, that this day, Saturday, the 23rd of October, 2010, shall be “Jane E. Lytle Arboretum Day” throughout our Village; and

I now further humbly proclaim, that therefore, all those in attendance here today are hereby declared residents of the Village of Croton-on-Hudson for the day, regardless of their domicile, with all the benefits and responsibilities that adhere thereto;

That, our Village is a state of mind that enthusiastically embraces the commitment to work together voluntarily to maintain this shining example of a hardwood wetland habitat.  
 
Leo A. W. Wiegman, Mayor

Saturday
Oct092010

Arboretum to Open New Boardwalk Extension

The Croton Arboretum and Sanctuary, Inc. is officially opening the newest extension of the boardwalk that the organization began in 1995, to increase access and enjoyment of the 20+ acres of wetlands and woods at the Jane E. Lytle Arboretum in Croton-on-Hudson, New York. The event will be held on October 23rd at 10:00 a.m. at the Arboretum (rain or shine). After a brief ribbon-cutting ceremony the public is invited to join Arboretum volunteers to help spread mulch on the trails.

The new boardwalk extension is 224 feet long and covers a portion of the level trail that loops around the Arboretum's rare shrub and hardwood swamp. The extension was constructed with a $10,000 grant award from the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation. The mulch is being donated by Conserve-A-Tree.

Founded in 1993, the Croton Arboretum and Sanctuary, Inc. is a volunteer, non-profit organization that provides environmental stewardship of the Jane E. Lytle Arboretum. Working in partnership with local schools, businesses and other civic organizations, the Arboretum also promotes environmental recreation and education programs in wetland restoration, wildlife habitat enhancement and water quality monitoring.

For directions click here. 

Sunday
Jul182010

14th Annual Garden Tour

Thank you to everyone who helped to make our 14th annual Garden Tour such a big success. Below is a picture of the Tozzi family garden. For more pictures see our gallery page. See you next year!

Photo by Frances Allen

 

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