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NYC Parks Stewardship - November Volunteer Projects

NYC Parks is investing in the future and we need your help. Our volunteers help with forest and wetland restoration, planting and pruning street trees, harvesting and propagating native seed and monitoring local wildlife. By becoming a steward of NYC’s green spaces, you can help ensure that our city’s natural resources are kept safe for future generations. NYC Parks hosts volunteers throughout the city all year long, in every landscape and every kind of weather. 

 

Saturday, November 2nd

Green Neighborhoods @ Conference House Park: Volunteers will learn how to identify and safely remove invasive plants in order to help restore natural areas and create a healthier ecosystem. Timing: 9am-12pm. Meeting location: Lenape Playground, Billop Street & Swinnerton Avenue. Activity level: Easy to Moderate. Required gear: Come dressed in sturdy boots or shoes, long pants, and clothing that can get dirty. Please bring your own water bottle for this event. Provided gear: Gloves and work tools

RSVP here.

 

Friday, November 8th

Forest Fridays @ Canarsie Park: Volunteers will learn how to identify and safely remove invasive plants in order to help restore natural areas and create a healthier ecosystem. Timing: 9am-12pm. Meeting location: End of Seaview Ave and 108th St. Activity level: Easy to Moderate. Required gear: Come dressed in sturdy boots or shoes, long pants, and clothing that can get dirty. Please bring your own water bottle for this event. Provided gear: Gloves and work tools

RSVP here.

 

Saturday, November 9th

Trail Closure Event @ Ocean Breeze Park: Volunteers will take a short hike to the work area, which can include tasks such as; removing invasives to clear a trail or closing desire lines. Timing: 9am-12pm. Meeting location: Ocean Breeze Athletic Complex. Activity level: Easy to Moderate. Required gear: Come dressed in sturdy boots or shoes, long pants, and clothing that can get dirty. Please bring your own water bottle for this event. Provided gear: Gloves and work tools.

RSVP here.

 

Saturday, November 9th

Coastal Clean-Up @ Calvert Vaux: After some instruction from our field staff, including safety precautions, volunteers will remove debris and litter from the wetland, improving overall coastal health and resiliency. Timing: 9:30am-12pm. Meeting location: South end of the Calvert Vaux Parking Lot

Activity level: Easy. Required gear: Come dressed in sturdy boots or shoes, long pants, and clothing that can get dirty. Please bring your own water bottle for this event. Provided gear: Gloves and work tools

RSVP here.

 

Saturday, November 16th

Green Neighborhoods @ Seton Falls Park: Volunteers will learn how to identify and safely remove invasive plants in order to help restore natural areas and create a healthier ecosystem. Timing: 9am-12pm. Meeting location: Crawford Ave & Palmer Ave. Activity level: Easy to Moderate. Required gear: Come dressed in sturdy boots or shoes, long pants, and clothing that can get dirty. Please bring your own water bottle for this event. Provided gear: Gloves and work tools

RSVP here.

 

Saturday, November 16th

Forest Restoration @ Cunningham Park: Volunteers will learn how to identify and safely remove invasive plants in order to help restore natural areas and create a healthier ecosystem. Timing: 9am-12pm. Meeting location: SE corner of Union Turnpike and Francis Lewis Blvd. Activity level: Easy to Moderate. Required gear: Come dressed in sturdy boots or shoes, long pants, and clothing that can get dirty. Please bring your own water bottle for this event. Provided gear: Gloves and work tools.

RSVP here.

 

Sunday, November 17

Raoul Wallenberg Planting Event: Volunteer with the Stewardship Team to plant trees in Raoul Wallenberg Forest! Trees provide so many benefits to New Yorkers such as improved air and water quality, reduced pollution, and lower energy costs. Timing:  9am-1pm. Meeting location: West 235th St and Douglas Ave. Activity level: Easy to Moderate. Required gear: Come dressed in sturdy boots or shoes, long pants, and clothing that can get dirty. Please bring your own water bottle for this event. Provided gear: Gloves and work tools. About Raoul Wallenberg Forest: In Raoul Wallenberg Forest, you'll catch a glimpse of many large tree specimens, including the two “Great Trees”, a white oak and a European beech approximately 4-feet wide. You'll also find many specimens of blackberries, wineberries, grapes, roses, Black locust and Sumac trees, and various wildflowers. Dozens of species of birds, including downy woodpeckers, red-tailed hawks, and white-throated sparrows, are also indigenous to the park.

RSVP here.

 

Saturday, November 22nd

Forest Fridays @Pelham Bay Park: Volunteers will learn how to identify and safely remove invasive plants in order to help restore natural areas and create a healthier ecosystem. Timing: 9am-12pm. Meeting location: SE corner of Orchard Beach Parking Lot. Activity level: Easy to Moderate. Required gear: Come dressed in sturdy boots or shoes, long pants, and clothing that can get dirty. Please bring your own water bottle for this event. Provided gear: Gloves and work tools.

RSVP here.

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Lots of great work to do! So awesome to see!