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The Daily Plant : Tuesday, July 29, 2003

PARKS & RECREATION CELEBRATES SECOND YEAR OF EAGLE REINTRODUCTION


What do three local politicians, BP and Parks & Recreation have in common? They all support the Urban Park Rangers’ continuing efforts to reintroduce the American Bald eagle to New York City. And, they all converged at Inwood Hill Nature Center in July to commemorate one of the most ambitious wildlife projects in Parks & Recreation’s history.

To recognize the second year of the eagle reintroduction program, sponsored by BP, the Urban Park Rangers hosted "An Evening with the Eagles" gathering on July 10. This community-focused celebration included the music of Latin Jazz Alliance, catering by Fairway (the store also provides fish to feed the eaglets), and a visit by some feathered friends: a hybrid gyr falcon and a young spectacled owl. Guests were able to access the nature center’s interactive exhibits and to look at the eagle hacksite via the "eagle-cam." Exhibiting wildlife artist Jonathan Shaw was busy with the task of completing a life-like rendering of an American Bald Eagle. All of his works at the Center are for sale and will be on display through August 29.

The evening featured remarks by Parks & Recreation Commissioner Adrian Benepe, New York State Senator Eric Schneiderman, New York State Assemblyman Adriano Espaillat, City Council Member Robert Jackson, and BP’s Howard Miller. Competing with cheers from the adjacent little league baseball game, each speaker underscored the importance of parks to local communities. Urban Park Ranger Director Sara Hobel took the opportunity to promote the Junior Rangers program, a weeklong outdoor recreation and education program for youth ages 8-11.

With many special projects like the eagle reintroduction program, Junior Rangers, and the Urban Park Ranger Explorer Programs taking place there, Inwood Hill Park promises to be an exciting place to visit this summer.

The Inwood Hill Nature Center is open Wednesday through Sunday, 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Check the website at www.nyc.gov/parks or pick up a copy of the RedTailer to learn about upcoming events wherever the Urban Park Rangers are found.

Written by Luke Gebhard

QUOTATION FOR THE DAY

"To dry one’s eyes and laugh at a fall,

And baffled, get up and begin again."

Robert Browning

(1812-1889)

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Baseball FieldsInwood Hill Park

Reconstruction work at the Little League Baseball field will correct existing uneven ball field elevations and will provide a sod infield and outfield. A Scorekeeper’s Box will be installed, player dugout areas will be enlarged and will received new concrete floors, and a clay ‘warning track’ will be installed along the perimeter of the outfield fence to assist playing conditions and maintenance mowing in this area. New bases, clay storage boxes, skinned playing areas and painting and reconstruction of perimeter fencing and backstop areas will also be provided. A metal container will provide secure storage for playing and maintenance equipment with an enclosed player’s warm-up area nearby. New ADA accessible bleachers and an elevated turf viewing area are also being installed to provide seating and viewing areas for the playing field.
Anticipated Completion: Summer 2014

Inwood Hill Park Weather

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    84°F
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    83°F
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    Slight Chc Thunderstorms
    86°F
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