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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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Help support the mission of the Croton Arboretum by becoming a member. We need your support!

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Sunday
Feb242013

Thank You Martin!

Goodbye and good luck to long-time board member Martin Smolin, who retired at the end of last year. Martin joined the board in soon after it was formed in 1995 and is responsible for many of the Arboretum’s accomplishments and best moments. He brought financial expertise and was responsible for our establishing an informal endowment fund for major initiatives. It was this fund that allowed us to do the extensive tree work needed to recover from the 2011 storms, and it also made it possible for us to obtain a $10,000 matching grant to extend our boardwalk in 2010. 

Martin was a very active and dedicated Board member. He served as docent or official photographer for our garden tours, joined in work days, and drafted our original by-laws. He found many excellent speakers for educational events, including Native American expert Barry Keegan and Arborist Craig Stevens (see story on page 2). He also recruited half a dozen current and former board members, wrote accurate and wonderfully concise minutes as recording secretary for years, and made all those beautiful wooden signs that mark our trails. 

As a member of the Saw Mill River Audubon Society board, he brought the Arboretum into the Greater Brinton Brook preserve’s wider sphere of protection. His connection there also gave us access to SMRAS experience and expertise that was enormously helpful in building our boardwalks and our gazebo. Plus he kept us aware of the ecological impact of our choices of automobiles. He was a thoughtful and thought-provoking member of the Arboretum team, and he will be greatly missed. Thank you for all you have done, Martin; please don’t be a stranger to either the board or our wonderful wetland preserve.

Sunday
Feb242013

Treeline is Online

Sunday
Jan132013

Winter Tree Walk

Saturday
Jan052013

Botanicals, a Memorial Exhibition of Watercolors by Margaret Robinson

Botanical art by Margaret Anne Robinson, who passed away last year at the age of eighty-three, is on exhibit through February at the Croton Free Library

She earned a certificate in Botanical Art and Illustration at the New York Botanical Garden and was a member of the American Society of Botanical Artists and the Guild of Natural Science Illustrators. In addition to exhibiting regularly in Croton and around the United States, she made a lasting contribution to the Arboretum by doing the line drawings on our plant and tree identification signs.

There will be a reception on Sunday, February 3, from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. at the library.

Saturday
Dec222012

Fundraising Event at Shoprite

Reusable shopping bags will be sold in front of Shoprite on Sunday, December 23 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The bags make great gifts and 100% of the proceeds will be donated to support the Arboretum.

The bags are made of non-woven polypropylene (NWPP), a fabric that is recyclable, non-toxic, non-allergenic, and machine washable. They were created by Feed the Birds, the local source for everything related to wild-birds, and are being sold at Shoprite by Arboretum supporter Ethan Lewis.

If you can't get over to Shoprite the bags can also be purchased at Feed the Birds, 326 South Riverside Avenue, in Croton-on-Hudson. Their holiday hours are 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on the 22nd, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on the 23rd and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Christmas Eve.