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New Volunteer Opportunities with NYRP!

14 Sep

 New York Restoration Project is excited to host 2 volunteer events this fall at their Sherman Creek Campus in Northern Manhattan. Volunteers will help plant, beautify and maintain the natural areas and gardens of Swindler Cove, Sherman Creek Park and Highbridge Park. Volunteers are welcome to come to one or all of the events and learn about a variety of seasonal gardening activities while helping NYRP keep these parks growing. The two upcoming projects are:

Saturday, September 17: 11:00 am to 1:30 pm

Planting and invasive removal in Highbridge Park

Sunday, October 9: 1:00 to 3:30 pm

Leaves and compost

There is room for a limited number of volunteers at each event. Please pre-register by contacting Leah Kragh at or (212) 333-2552.For both projects, close-toed shoes are required. Work gloves, tools and water will be provided. Please dress in long pants and work clothes. Children are welcome with the supervision of an adult.

The Details:

Location: The meeting site for all dates is the picnic benches by Swindler Cove Park building.

Directions: A train to Dyckman/200th St. Walk East on Dyckman St. towards the Harlem River, cross the Harlem River Driveway/10th Avenue, enter the Bikepath/Esplanade in front of P.S. 5. Entrance to Swindler Cove Park is on right

A little bit about New York Restoration Project: “Working in partnership with the New York City Department of Parks & Recreation, NYRP staff, AmeriCorps members and countless corporate and community volunteers have planted hundreds of thousands of trees, shrubs and flowers to support the restoration and maintenance of NYRP’s community gardens, as well as four New York City parks – resulting in the removal of nearly 133,000 bags of trash removed from the city’s green spaces.” For more information about NYRP, please visit their website.