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WE DECIDED TO SWARM AGAIN!—IT WAS SO MUCH FUN THE FIRST TIME!
WHAT: Join Us for the SECOND Lower Hudson Valley "Invasive Vine Cutters SWARM!” We’re coming together to attack one big vine problem area and really make a visible difference, as well as meet one another, arrange trades of equipment and tools, share educational opportunities, and generally have a good time. This event is FREE--we just need people to register so we know how many to prepare for!
WHEN: Saturday, March 22nd, 10am to 3pm, Rain date: Saturday, March 29th
WHO: Groundwork Hudson Valley's Saw Mill River Coalition, Bronx River Conservancy, Croton Point Vine Cutters, Croton Vine Cutters, Friends of the Old Croton Aqueduct, Hastings Vine Squad, Saw Mill River Audubon, Westchester County Parks and more…
WHERE: Croton Point Park, Croton-on-Hudson, NY
Parking & Check-in: Park in the main parking lot which is located after you enter the park and pass the park office. Once you park, it is a 10-minute walk to the Kitchawan Lodge—which will be the base for the day.
- 10:00 am Meet & Greet
- 10:15 am Begin Cutting!
- 12:30 pm Lunch: Swap stories. List potential "SWARM" locations. Equipment swaps.
- 1:30 pm Resume cutting
- 3:00 pm Wrap it up
* All weather dependent. If it's really cold or miserable, we'll go for the rain date, Saturday, March 29th, same time and place. If it starts getting miserable when we're out there, we'll close up early. Please feel free to attend as much as you can. Some people will be coming in the morning, others may not make it until lunch and then cut in the afternoon.
TO BRING: Please bring your own lunch and water. Dress in layers, wear good shoes, gloves. Bring your own tools if you can (loppers, clippers, hand saws)--we will have some available for volunteers. We'll also have hot drinks and snacks.
INFORMATION: Please contact, Ann-Marie Mitroff, River Program Director, Groundwork Hudson Valley, firstname.lastname@example.org, (914) 375-2151. Cell phone for weekends and event day (and evening before) (914) 815-5872.
A swarm is a good word for a large group of bees going on the attack - not good news. Like bees, any group of people or animals can be considered a swarm if they act together and quickly - even fiercely.
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Groundwork Hudson Valley
Groundwork Hudson Valley was established in 2000 in Yonkers to help renew our urban places: building trails, planting trees, renewing parks, restoring rivers, turning vacant lots into gardens, and creating vibrant public places to restore our area’s most underserved, and economically challenged neighborhoods. The Saw Mill River Coalition, a program of Groundwork, conducts invasive vine cuttings, river cleanups, tree plantings, water quality and fish studies, and generally helps people revitalize, protect and enjoy the Saw Mill River.