We are happy to announce that our March 2014 Friend of the Month is Bob Bender, Parks Committee Chair of Bronx Community Board 8. He has been a devoted supporter of the Friends of Van Cortlandt Park for many years and in many ways. Currently, Bob has been actively working with the Friends to organize the demonstration and press event on March 29th to promote the need for the DEP to keep its promise to build the Croton Pedestrian Bridge over the Major Deegan. We are truly luckily to have him in our corner and look forward to working with him in the future.
How and when did you get involved with the Friends of Van Cortlandt Park?
I first became aware of the Friends when I joined the Parks & Recreation Committee of Community Board 8 in 2006. I was delighted to know that there was a group that was so active and so committed to Van Cortlandt Park. I’m still delighted by that. Read more »