October 2016

Insect Inoculation

(Ash tree grove in Rye Town Park)

FRTP is working with Bartlett Tree Experts, the group’s arborists, to inoculate the park’s Ash trees against invasion from this beetle.  The project is being done in stages.

Duck Pond Ducks

Easily identified by the iridescent green patch in its wings, the Green Winged Teal prefers shallow ponds with lots of emergent vegetation. It also frequents tidal creeks,  mudflats and marshes to more open water, making Rye the perfect place to call home.

Installation of Eco-Friendly Benches

Through the generosity of private donations, FRTP installed 15 eco-friendly benches in the park to date.  The benches provide seating for park visitors with scenic views of the Long Island Sound and the pond.  



Westchester Triathlon

The Westchest Triathlon is held annually in the park in September.

Heart and Soul Award Recipient

FRTP was an honored recipient of the 2016  Fonrose Wainwright Condit “Heart and Soul” award for its contributions to the community through it beautification efforts in Rye Town Park.