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Duck feeding at Rye Town Park

Friends of Rye Town Park will install a new vending machine near the pond in early spring.  A handful of feed will be 25 cents.

Feeding ducks in the park has been a long-standing practice that spans generations.  Parents and grandparents all have fond memories of time spent with their young children tossing crumbs or bits of stale bread to the ducks year-round.  What most people don't know, however, is that this tradition is detrimental to both the waterfowl and the pond.

Replenishment of the feed is funded by Friends' treasury and the machine's revenues. Contributions to our treasury can be made online on our "Home" and  "Get Involved" pages or by mail to P.O. Box 345, Rye, NY 10580.

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Sign near new vending machine