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Westchester County Sports Hall of Fame

Nominations of candidates are now being sought for this year’s Westchester Sports Hall of Fame.

The Hall of Fame honors outstanding professional and amateur sportsmen and sportswomen, living or deceased, who have gained prominence in their fields and who have made substantial contributions to sports in Westchester County. Since its establishment in 1968, the organization has inducted 219 individuals into its prestigious membership ranks.

A prospective candidate should be a person of integrity and good character who has gained prominence in either professional or amateur sports as a player, coach, manager, official, owner, writer or broadcaster.

Nominees are reviewed by a committee that selects those who best meet or exceed the criteria of the Hall of Fame. Induction will take place this fall, when each member will be presented with a trophy and have his or her name inscribed on a plaque in the Sports Hall of Fame gallery at the Westchester County Center in White Plains.

All nominations must be received by Friday, May 30. Completed nomination forms must be mailed to Westchester Sports Hall of Fame, c/o Kevin Cook, 450 Saw Mill River Road, Ardsley, NY 10502.

The Sports Hall of Fame is sponsored by Westchester County Parks. For more information, call (914) 231-4564.

Muscoot Farmers MarketSeveral of our county properties publish their own events calendars, viewable below. Be sure to plan in advance, because many of the events listed require advance registration.

Nature Centers
A little curious about how buds become leaves pretty much right on schedule each year? Or how to tell the difference between a moss and a lichen? Maybe you’d like to take a guided hike through the woods or a field of wildflowers, or see how maple syrup is made right from the source, or even pitch in on a conservation project. The Westchester County nature centers host a great variety of interpretive and volunteer programs every weekend of the year. Come out and meet our naturalists and curators, who make natural science fun for everyone. See what's going on at the nature centers.

Muscoot Farm
Westchester County’s Muscoot Farm, a 777-acre interpretive farm also presents a full slate of fun and educational programs for people of all ages and interests. Learn about Westchester’s agrarian past, in the early days when Muscoot was a gentleman’s farm. Hike the fields, check out the vegetable and herb crops in season and visit the farm animals in season. See what’s going on at Muscoot.

Lasdon Park, Arboretum and Veteran’s Memorial
Two hundred thirty-four magnificent acres of gardens, tree groves, superb vistas and inspiring memorials to Westchester’s men and women who have served their country in various branches of military service, is a great destination at any time of year. See what’s going on at Lasdon.

Butterfly GardenWestchester County is committed to preserving the natural environment through a host of initiatives designed to protect its thousands of acres of open space and the hundreds of species of plants and wildlife that thrive there. The conservation division plays a vital role in fulfilling this mission through a variety of programs and services. The office works closely with environmental and historical agencies and organizations along with a host of dedicated volunteers in these initiatives.

More than ever, we need your help in preserving the natural habitats of our indigenous wildlife. Your participation will play a vital role in maintaining and improving Westchester's unique and beautiful natural environment for future generations. Consider becoming involved with one of our friends organizations, or check out our volunteer opportunities.

CSEP Camp for Kids
During the summer months, three nature centers offer the Children Summer Ecology Program for boys and girls entering grades 1 through 12, where kids can learn about nature. Hands-on experiences range from habitat exploration and nature crafts, to team work and citizen science projects. It is held at Cranberry Lake Preserve, Marshlands Conservancy and Trailside Nature Museum. CSEP postcard

Also, if you see something happening in the environment, whether you believe that it is a violation of environmental law or a natural occurrence, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation would like to know. Turn in poachers and polluters.

Have you seen coyotes in the parks? For educational information and tips about coyotes, check out this helpful brochure.

Westchester County Parks is also a partner organization in PRISM (Lower Hudson Partnership for Regional Invasive Species Management). The partnership strives to protect the rich biodiversity of our region by addressing isues caused by the presence of invasive species.

 

Remember that parks benefit our community by

  • Providing a sense of community
  • Facilitating community problem-solving
  • Promoting health and wellness
  • Fostering social, intellectual, physical and emotional development
  • Advancing cultural understanding
  • Protecting environmental resources
  • Providing recreational experiences

You can learn more about conservation by visiting:

You can also discover great wildlife viewing areas near you by visiting New York's Watchable Wildlife.

Wildlife Rescue: view the NYS Wildlife rehabilitator contact list.

Subscribe to Parks e-Club to get up-to-the-minute program and event information as well as valuable discounts.

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