HERE WE GO AGAIN! SWARM #6!
The trees along the bank of the Grassy Sprain Brook need your help. Invasive vines crawling up the tree trunks are killing our trees – causing them to fall into the river, create debris jams, and bring about flooding. Without our trees, parkway noise will be more of a nuisance to the Longvale community.
WHERE: 123 Millard Ave, Yonkers 10708. Work will be done on DOT property located behind 123 Millard Ave., a private residential home we are being given an easement to access DOT land. Please park along the street in the direction of traffic.
Directions to Site from the northern Westchester:
Take Sprain Brook Parkway South to Yonkers. Take Exit Central Park Ave and then take Palmer Rd. Exit. Turn RIGHT onto Palmer Rd. Continue onto Palmer Rd. taking a left onto Millard Ave. Destination is 123 Millard Ave, Yonkers 10708.
Directions to Site from North Bronx:
Take Bronx River Parkway North to White Plains. Keep RIGHT to take Exit 1, turn left onto Paxton Ave, take LEFT onto Palmer Rd, Turn right onto Millard Ave. Destination is 123 Millard Ave, Yonkers 10708.
WHAT: Join Us for the 6th 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, trade 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, April 2nd, 10am to 3pm
WHO: Longvale Homeowner's Association in partnership with Groundwork Hudson Valley's Saw Mill River Coalition is hosting its other vine cutting partners including: Croton Vine Cutters, Hastings Vine Squad, New Rochelle Invasive Vine Collective, Westchester County Parks, Friends of Westchester Parks and more…
- 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
- 2:45 pm Finish Cutting
- 3:00pm Conclusion
* All weather dependent. If it's really cold or miserable, we'll postpone for future date. 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.
SWARM Host: Longvale Homeowners Association and Groundwork Hudson Valley's Saw Mill River Coalition
INFORMATION: Please contact Parviz Fartash at 646-258-5978 or Nathan Hunter at email@example.com (860) 214-2258
A swarm is a good word for a large group of bees working quickly as a unit. Like bees, any group of people or animals can be considered a swarm if they act together and quickly - even fiercely.