Phragmites Fridays @ Freshkills Park

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Phragmites Fridays @ Freshkills Park

Join the Freshkills Park Alliance to help harvest Phragmites from the Park.

By Freshkills Park

When and where

Date and time

Ends on Friday, March 11, 2022 · 12pm EST


Freshkills Park 350 Wild Avenue Staten Island, NY 10314

About this event

Join the Freshkills Park Alliance on March 11th for a Stewardship Project harvesting phragmites to make room for pollinator supporting native species. The phragmites will be used to support an art installation at Old Richmond Town. Learn how to identify the native and invasive plants while helping to understand the landscape! Ages 18+

As per NYC Parks policy, volunteers must sign an activity waiver and will be required to show proof they have received two doses of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine, or the one dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine in order to participate.

Your ticket admits 1 car. Because of COVID-19 restrictions, all participants must provide their own car that will stay on-site the whole time. Participants may not use a bicycle, taxi or ride-share service. Each ticket holder may bring up to 4 additional guests in their car. During registration you will be asked about additional participants in your car. Due to limited reservations, carpooling with friends and family is encouraged.

Plan Ahead: Wear long pants, close-toed shoes, and insect repellant. Also wear a hat and bring water and a snack. Tools, gloves, masks, and sanitizer will be provided. Do not attend if you are sick or have been exposed to COVID-19.

Can't make it?  You can still help by promoting our volunteer projects with your friends and neighbors. Students can receive credit for community service hours.  We will also be adding more volunteer opportunities as the season continues.

About the organizer

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Freshkills Park

At 2,200 acres, Freshkills Park will be almost three times the size of Central Park and the largest park developed in New York City in over 100 years. Free tours offer insights into ongoing development and unmatched views, and recreational programs provide opportunities to experience the hills and waterways before the park officially opens.