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The Daily Plant : Thursday, March 15, 2001

SELECTED RANGER WALKS & TALKS FOR MARCH

THE BRONX: Saturday, March 17: VALENTINE-VARIAN HOUSE. Explore this 1758 home, the second oldest building in the Bronx. Valentine-Varian House, Bainbridge Ave. & East 208th St. 1 p.m. For further information, call (718) 548-0912.

Sunday, March 18: REPTILES AND AMPHIBIANS. Lecture: Herpetologist from the Bronx Zoo. Van Cortlandt Park, Urban Forest Ecology Center. 6 p.m. For further information, call (718) 548-0912.

Sunday, March 25: MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS FROM NATURAL OBJECTS. Van Cortlandt Park Urban Forest Ecology Center. For further information, call (718) 548-0912.

Saturday, March 31: BOOK CLUB. Read: "A Sand County Almanac," by Aldo Leopold, and discuss it with us. Van Cortlandt Park, Urban Forest Ecology Center. 6:30 p.m. For further information, call (718) 548-0912.

BROOKLYN: Sunday, March 18: BIRDING MEGA-TREK. Bring binoculars if you have them. Marine Park, Salt Marsh Nature Center. 3 p.m. For further information, call (718) 421-2021.

Saturday, March 24: SATURDAY NIGHTS LIVE. Andrew Mittelman, jazz guitarist. Marine Park, Salt Marsh Nature Center. 7 p.m. For further information, call (718) 421-2021.

Saturday, March 31: SALT MEADOW RESTORATION. Help us plant native plants in the salt marsh, to improve the habitat and help the animals. Marine Park, Salt Marsh Nature Center. 3 p.m. For further information, call (718) 421-2021.

MANHATTAN: Saturday, March 24: TRAILWORK/PLANTING. Help us improve walking trails, and plant native trees, shrubs, and wildflowers as food for birds and butterflies. Bring water, a snack, and wear work clothes! Inwood Hill Park, Urban Ecology Center. 1 p.m. For further information, call (212) 628-2345.

Sunday, March 25: BIKING CENTRAL PARK. Bring your own bike and wear a helmet. Central Park, Dana Discovery Center, 110th St. & Lenox Ave. 2 p.m. For further information, call (212) 628-2345.

Saturday, March 31: MORRIS-JUMEL MANSION (1765). Visit Manhattan's oldest surviving house, used by General George Washington as a military post during the Revolutionary War. Morris-Jumel Mansion, 65 Jumel Ter., 160-162nd Sts., east of St. Nicholas Ave. 1 p.m. For further information, call (212) 628-2345.

QUEENS: Sunday, March 18: NATIVE AMERICANS. Lecture: John Kraft. Learn about the Lenape people, who once lived in this area. Forest Park, Oak Ridge: Forest Parkway & Forest Park Drive. 7 p.m. For further information, call (718) 217-6034.

Saturday, March 24: IDLEWILD PARK. Join us for an invigorating hike around a coastal wetland. Idlewild Park, Corner of 148th Ave. & 225th St. 1 p.m. For further information, call (718) 217-6034.

Saturday, March 31: KISSENA HISTORIC GROVE (c. 1700). See trees planted here in the late 1800s, as part of the old Parson's Nursery. Kissena Park, Rose Ave. & Parsons Blvd. 11 a.m. For further information, call (718) 217-6034.

STATEN ISLAND: Sunday, March 18: ALICE AUSTEN HOUSE (c. 1690). Take in breathtaking views of New York Harbor as we recount the life and times of Alice Austen - the pioneer 19th century documentary photographer. Enjoy a stroll of the quaint grounds and visit her charming Victorian cottage, "Clear Comfort." Alice Austen House, 2 Hylan Blvd. 1 p.m. For further information, call (718) 667-6042.

Saturday, March 24: ALIVE AT NIGHT. Hear spring peepers under a full moon! High Rock Park, High Rock Visitor's Center. 6 p.m. For further information, call (718) 667-6042.

Saturday, March 31: ALL OF THE WILD. Meet Robert Zink, from United for Wildlife, Rehabilitation & Education Center, for a walk. William T. Davis Wildlife Refuge, Travis Ave. & Draper Pl., near Richmond. 1 p.m. For further information, call (718) 667-6042.

THIRTEEN YEARS AGO IN THE PLANT
(Thursday, March 24, 1988)

RETIREMENT GALA IN BRONX BIDS FAREWELL TO PARKIES

A special farewell dinner reception, organized by the Parks Retirement Committee, was held last night at the Marina del Rey restaurant in the Bronx to pay tribute to Parks & Recreation retirees from 1986-1987. The Retirement Committee contacted over 200 retirees and their families from as far away as Pennsylvania and Florida to attend the evening's festivities.

"Combined, our 1986-87 retires represent over 3,000 years of dedicated service," said Commissioner Stern. "We at Parks wish them all the best in their future endeavors. Their millenia of service have made our city greener. They have our thanks."

QUOTATION FOR THE DAY

"I like to make running water walk."

Sam (Taliferno) Rayburn 1882-1961

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