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The Wandering Turtles
Posted: 6/11/2013
If you’ve been in the Park lately and have seen turtles, both snapping turtles and red-eared sliders, roaming the Peninsula, the Nethermead and Long Meadow please do not touch them.Read More


Wanted: New York City Anglers
Posted: 3/06/2013

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) is recruiting volunteer anglers to participate in a New York City Angler Diary Cooperator Program.

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Getting to Know Your Park!
Posted: 2/28/2013
Behind the Scenes at Prospect Park with Karen LeRiche, Park Supervisor & Turf Crew Supervisor  
If you were to meet Karen LeRiche in person the last thing you would think this petite, jovial woman would manage was turf. But it is true, Karen is the Park’s Turf Crew Supervisor and she loves her job.
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Getting to Know Your Park!
Posted: 2/01/2013
Behind the Scenes at Prospect Park with Arborist Luis Lemus
Luis Lemus is the Park's Arborist Supervisor. It's his job, working with the Parks Department's Forestry Division, to maintain the more than 30,000 trees in Prospect Park's 585 acres. We caught up with him to talk about his work.
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West Nile Virus
Posted: 8/29/2012

The New York City Department of Health (DOH) has recently reported that West Nile Virus activity has been discovered in New York City, including several neighborhoods adjacent to the Park.

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