Recently, four black bear sightings were reported in Hastings, Scarsdale, Greenburgh (Boulder Ridge) and in White Plains. The sightings occurred within a period of four days. The New York State DEC will not remove bears from our neighborhoods unless they feel they pose a danger to residents. When I spoke to the NYS DEC they mentioned that we can expect more bear sightings in southern & central Westchester in the future.
Some residents have questions or concerns about black bears. At the Greenburgh Town Board meeting on June 24th at 7 PM, Emily Carrollo, a wildlife biologist at the NYS DEC, will speak and answer questions and explain DEC policies.
If you have questions that you would like asked at the meeting please e mail them to me at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you would like to participate in the meeting (which will be held remotely via zoom), send me an e mail and we will send you a link to the meeting.
After the meeting is over the town of Greenburgh will prepare a you tube video and share it with residents whenever black bear concerns come up.
Greenburgh Town Supervisor