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We've been talking about George's Island in Montrose for years--it's one of our favorite spots during eagle season--and in your editor's opinion, never more beautiful than in the winter months....(click on the photo).
For those who don't know, George’s Island Park is a 208-acre waterfront park offering magnificent
views of the historic Hudson River. It contains tidal wetlands, a fresh
water pond and wooded trails and provides boat access to the Hudson
River. It also under the jurisdiction of the Westchester County Park system; to read more about the park, click here.
But did you know this site was once slated for development.
Several Croton and Cortlandt notables were among those who stepped forward to advocate for its ultimate preservation throughout the years.
Click on the images to read a 1956 article featuring Theodore Cornu and many other familiar names---GARDEN CLUBS WANT ISLAND FOR WILDLIFE SANCTUARY.
You may also enjoy these Cornu-related links:
---HUDSON VALLEY ECHOES, #2; CLICK HERE
---DEPARTING FROM CAMP IN THE SMALL LAGOON BY CORNU; CLICK HERE
--HUDSON VALLEY ECHOES, ISSUE #1; CLICK HERE
So glad it was saved. It is our go to place for eagles and pintail ducks.ReplyDelete