The Parks Department has made arrangements to name the trail around Willow Lake in Flushing Meadows Corona Park after our late friend and leader Pat Dolan - The Pat Dolan Trail. Please join us 11:00am on April 21 at the Al Mauro Playground, located at Park Drive East and 73rd Terrace (east side of park, south of Jewel Avenue) for the dedication.
As you know FMCP was one of Pat's many lifetime priorities and QCC and the FMCP Conservancy are thrilled that Parks has decided to honor her commitment and hard work. Willow Lake is a wilderness area of the park. I once spotted a grey tailed fox while walking with a park ranger along the trail.
I hope for a great turnout of civic leaders, electeds and friends for this great tribute.
By the way, there will be a cleanup and planting at the Al Mauro Playgound beginning at 9am until the dedication. I have word that the spring weather will be spectacular. Put on your coveralls and join in. Please see the FMCP Conservancy flyer for additional details about the cleanup as well as Earth Day events on April 11 and a Bird Walk/Nature Walk at the Pat Dolan Trail with PArks Rangers, sponsired by FMCP Conservancy on April 28.
I hope to see you all on April 10 at the Borough Presidents Candidates Forum at 7pm at the Maple Grove Center, 127-15 Kew Gardens Road, Kew Gardens. All six candidates have confirmed and we are keeping in close contact with them.
Rich Hellenbrecht, President
Queens Civic Congress