Launch of the Coalition for Daylighting Tibbetts Brook

On the evening of Tuesday March 7th 2017, the Friends of Van Cortlandt Park (FVCP) hosted over 80 attendees in the Kelly Commons Building of Manhattan College to officially launch the Coalition for Daylighting Tibbetts Brook.  Attendees included elected officials, representatives of Coalition members, FVCP Bronx Pass Members, FVCP Board of Directors and others.  At […] Read more »

25 Influential Women for the Friends

Over the last 25 years, the Friends of Van Cortlandt Park have grown and evolved thanks to the influence of many women. In honor of Women’s History Month and the Friends’ 25th Anniversary, we would like to share this list of 25 Influential Women for the Friends. This list is in no particular order and […] Read more »

25 Species That Call Tibbetts Brook Home

Today is World Wetlands Day and to celebrate we wanted to share with you a list of 25 species you probably didn’t know call Tibbetts Brook home.  Wildlife of many sizes call Tibbetts Brook home from the large carp that can be seen cresting the waters surface during the late summer, to the small protozoa […] Read more »

25th Anniversary of the Friends of Van Cortlandt Park

The Friends of Van Cortlandt Park (FVCP) is pleased to announce that we will be celebrating our 25th Anniversary in 2017. Founded in 1992, the Friends of Van Cortlandt Park is an independent community based organization that actively promotes the conservation and improvement of Van Cortlandt Park, the third largest park in NYC, through environmental […] Read more »

Friend of the Month- December 2016

The Friends of Van Cortlandt Park are proud to announce that our December Friend of the Month is Felicity Wasser. Felicity began volunteering with the Friends just last year, but has quickly become one of our most active and trustworthly volunteers. As part of our Trails Crew and Tibbetts Water Monitoring crew, we see Felicity […] Read more »

Friend of the Month- November 2016

The Friends of Van Cortlandt Park are happy to announce our November 2016 Friend of the Month- Nilka Martell.  Nilka is an active volunteer and advocate for not only Van Cortlandt Park but for all of our Bronx Parks.  In 2010, Nilka founded G.I.V.E (Getting Involved, Virginia Avenue Efforts) and ever since she’s been a […] Read more »

Friend of the Month- October 2016

The Friends of Van Cortlandt Park are happy to announce our October 2016 Friend of the Month- Benigno Veraz. Beni, an avid member of the Van Cortlandt Track Club, has become an extremely important part of our Water Monitoring Crew of Tibbett’s Brook. Volunteering his time nearly every week, Beni’s eye for detail provides amazing […] Read more »

Friend of the Month- September 2016

The Friends of Van Cortlandt Park are happy to announce our September 2016 Friend of the Month- Braeden Cohen. As the Organics Recovery Coordinator for the NYC Compost Project hosted by the New York Botanical Garden, Braeden has played a key role at our Garden & Compost site since the spring of 2015. In a […] Read more »

Press Release: FVCP Part of National Campaign to Restore Trails

For Immediate Release September 6th, 2016 Friends of Van Cortlandt Park Part of National Campaign from Michelob ULTRA and the American Hiking Society to restore trails this fall A portion of every Michelob ULTRA purchase this fall will help restore 12 trails, including the John Muir Trail in Van Cortlandt Park, throughout the US and […] Read more »

Press Release- FVCP Reports Illicit Discharge into Tibbetts Brook in Yonkers

For Immediate Release August 16th, 2016 Friends of Van Cortlandt Park Reports Illicit Discharge into Tibbetts Brook in Yonkers The Friends of Van Cortlandt Park have reported to the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation what we believe to be a continuous illicit discharge into Tibbetts Brook within Yonkers.  The staff of the Friends of Van […] Read more »