Garrison resident will succeed Eric Lind

The Constitution Marsh Audubon Center and Sanctuary has named Scott Silver, a Garrison resident who is director of the Queens Zoo, to succeed director Eric Lind, who left in November after 25 years for a position with Audubon New York.

Scott Silver, director of the Queens Zoo, feeds pronghorn antelope. (Photo by Julie Larsen Maher)

Silver joined the Queens Zoo in 1998 as an animal curator and became director in 2008. At Audubon, he will oversee the Rheinstrom Hill sanctuary in Columbia County, the Buttercup Farm sanctuary in northeastern Dutchess and the RamsHorn-Livingston sanctuary in Catskill, as well as Constitution Marsh.

“I’ve done extensive fieldwork in tropical America related to Howler monkeys, jaguars and Andean bears, but birds have always been a particular passion of mine,” Silver said in a statement. “I’m excited to showcase their value to my community right here in the Hudson Valley.”

Silver has been a board member of the Putnam Highlands Audubon Society since 2010.

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