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CONSERVATIVE ROW C FOR MAYOR CITY OF ALBANY NY November 5, 2013 Election U S Navy Veteran BS Geography, U Wisconsin (Korean GI Bill) MA Geography, U Minnesota (National Fellowship) 30 years as founder and president, Buckingham Pond/ Crestwood Neighborhood Assoc. maintaining/improving neighborhood residential integrity and quality of life. Leadership resulted in creation of Buckingham Pond Park in 1993-94, as well as many other open spaces. See for list of leadership results. Neighborhood website: see also:

Saturday, November 05, 2011


Spent some time Saturday, before sundown
raking leaves away from the wooded path
S side of pond, from Lenox to Holmes Dale.

Why?  Ticks reside in leaves, winter over
and continue to put walkers, their pets and
joggers at risk. Also, wet leaves are slippery
and can result in falls.

This is my contribution to tomorrow's park
clean up, because I will be busy otherwise.

Glad to see that conservancy is delivering
on some of the park improvement ideas
presented on this website for years.

Take note that there are a number of
dead trees/limbs overhanging the path
under reconstruction on the pond S side
from Lenox to Euclid. The most
dangerous is the dead tree overhanging
the path at the foot of Lenox.

In a good wind, this can fall and kill
or maim passing walkers or joggers.

Conservancy should ask Forester Tom
and crew to take it down asap.

The neighborhood association never
sponsored clean ups because of the
insurance liability issue.

Ticks abound in Buckingham Pond
Park at this time of year..seeking
a last blood meal to carry them through
the winter.

In Spring, one female tick can hatch a
1,000 or more eggs.

Walkers, their pets, joggers and
volunteers are all at risk of becoming
hosts to ticks and of contracting Lyme
Disease, and about 7 or 8 other  tickborne

Who bears liablity for park clean up
volunteers who acquire tickborne
ailments or get injured while participating
in Conservancy sponsored park clean ups?

                                             Joe Sullivan


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