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Urban Park Rangers at 40

Marc Sanchez, Deputy Director of the Urban Park Rangers (left); Rob Mastrianni, Urban Park Ranger Supervisor Sergeant (right)

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On this week’s show, we’re stepping out of the comfort of the WFUV studios and into the heart of nature.

Yes, even in the concrete jungle, nature is far from elusive.

The New York City Parks Department oversees more than 30,000 acres of land in all 5 boroughs, including Central Park.

The Urban Park Rangers are celebrating their 40th anniversary this year. They came on the scene during a very different time in New York City. They’re mission has evolved, but they still play a critical role in the Big Apple.

We're talking with Marc Sanchez, Deputy Director of the Urban Park Rangers, and Rob Mastrianni, an Urban Park Ranger Supervisor Sergeant.