Sunday, September 11, 2005

The Dred Scott Bird Sanctuary and Park

The other evening, after one of the many meetings we have been attending, Joyce and Robert were kind enough to take me to see the future Grant Park. It is really going to be nice, it seems! Then I had the luck to be introduced to Troy Lancaster, the visionary behind the Dread Scott Bird Sanctuary which is adjacent to the park. It is such a wonderful place, and the people that I met there are so amazing that I thought I would share them with you.

Just what is this place? According to their Mission Statement:

The Dred Scott Bird Sanctuary and Park, Inc. offers a place of natural respite for the South Bronx community of youth to senior citizens against the stress of urban living. DSBS is committed to providing educational outreach programs and services to the community it serves to enlighten the community while educating the youth to the natural partnership of green spaces in urban areas. We will continually transform DSBS and the youthful community to creatively envision their active role as caring individuals committed to maintaining this historic natural respite for future generations.

If you get the chance some weekend you should really wander over there and say hello to Troy and his wife. They are good people, and they are open to visitors Saturday and Sunday from 4 to 6. Even better, if you can't make it on the weekend Troy welcomes you to email him at and tell him when you would like to visit. If someone is available to show you around, he'd be more than happy to accomodate you!

--posted by JJ


At 10:49 AM, Anonymous Tim Radney said...

I had the honor of meeting Troy. He is such an inspiration and is truly making his mark in the Bronx. He hard work and dedication to this bird santuary is amazing. Please support him and help promote the cause.


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