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We rely on the support of our friends to continue our efforts to Bring Youth, Community and Nature Together. Become a Friend Today! We have high hopes for the coming year and hope you will help us realize our goals. Together we can achieve so much.
We Are Hiring a Seasonal Trails Project Manager
The Friends of Van Cortlandt Park seeks to hire a Trails Project Manager who will work with our high school interns, Volunteer Trails Crew and other volunteers to complete projects in our Trails Plan while ensuring community involvement in these trail rehabilitation efforts. In addition, the Trails Project Manager will lead hikes in the Park during the spring and fall. The Trails Project Manager will work closely with the FVCP’s Executive Director, NYC DPR Staff and NY/NJTC Staff to ensure that projects are completed in an accurate, timely and safe manner. This position reports to the Executive Director of the Friends of Van Cortlandt Park. This is a temporary position from March to November 2014 with the possibility of returning in 2015. Interested Candidates Need to Apply by January 17th, 2014.
FVCP in the New York Times!
FVCP was featured in a recent New York Times article New York Parks in Less Affluent Areas Lack Big Gifts.
Celebrating All That Was Accomplished!
Whether you made a donation, attended a program or told your friends about us, you helped to make 2012 the wonderful year that it was for the Friends. Please take a few moments to watch this video and learn about all that we did together. Together we can do even more in 2013.
Petition to Support Pedestrian Bridge
Please sign this online petition asking the NYC Department of Environmental Protection to fund the Pedestrian Bridge over the Major Deegan to connect the Old Croton Aqueduct Trail which they promised to fund in the original MOU for the Croton Filtration Plant being built in Van Cortlandt Park. A feasibility study has shown it is feasible so we need to make sure they keep their promise.