SCA ConSERVE NYC: Gantry Plaza State Park in Queens
- Travel & Outdoor
- Gantry Plaza State Park, Long Island City NY
Join the Student Conservation Association for our April ConSERVE NYC event to celebrate Earth Day at Hudson River Park!
Hudson River Park is the longest waterfront park in the United States, stretching four miles along Manhattan's West Side from W. 59th Street to Battery Place. It is also home to the Hudson River Greenway, the busiest bikeway in the country. SCA AmeriCorps members serve at Hudson River Park each year, helping to introduce park visitors to the natural resources of the Hudson River.
For a second consecutive year, SCA and Hudson River Park are teaming up to celebrate Earth Day through hands-on service. Volunteers will plant native species along the bike path, in addition to planting, weeding, and mulching in the park's Habitat Garden.
WHEN: Saturday, April 19th, 9:30 am to 2:00 pm
WHERE: Pier 51, Hudson River Park, New York, NY 10014. (See directions below.)
WHAT: Planting, weeding, and mulching along the border of the Hudson River Greenway bike path and in the park's Habitat Garden.
BRING WITH YOU: Wear long pants and sturdy shoes that you don’t mind getting dirty.
PROVIDED: SCA will provide breakfast and lunch for volunteers as well as work gloves, reusable water bottles, and all project supplies. All participants will also receive EARTH DAY T-SHIRTS!
9:30 am – 10:00am: Registration and kick-off
10:00 am – 1:30 pm: PROJECT WORK
1:30 pm – 2:00 pm: Closing and lunch
BY PUBLIC TRANSIT: Take 1/2/3 train to 14th St or L to 8th Ave. Walk south to W 12th St (NOT Little W 12th St), then follow 12th west to the river. Cross the West Side Highway, then walk one block north along the waterfront to Pier 51.
Unfortunately, there is no parking available at the work site. Participants who choose to drive will need to find street parking and walk into the park.
Contact Ann Pedtke, SCA Marketing Outreach Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 724-678-9401.
This event is part of a yearlong series of public service projects hosted by SCA across New York City. With weekend conservation projects at new sites each month, ConSERVE NYC offers volunteers the opportunity to help build resiliency in New York City's public lands—and to network with others who share an interest in urban conservation. Learn more at www.thesca.org/conservenyc.
The Student Conservation Association (SCA) is America’s conservation corps. Our members protect and restore national parks, marine sanctuaries, cultural landmarks and community green spaces in all 50 states.
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