Earth Day iNaturalist Walk

Apr 22, 2024 4:00pm

Come celebrate Earth Day at Freshkills Park!

Freshkills Park staff will take you behind the scenes to visit areas that are currently closed to the public. On this 2+ mile walk, we will measure biodiversity on East Mound through insect netting, binocular viewing, and recording our finds on iNaturalist.

This tour is donation-based and we suggest a $10 donation per participant, but we understand everyone is in a different position to give and thank you for whatever you can. Your donation supports the education, programming, and research at the Freshkills Park Alliance and makes programs like this possible.

Accessibility: This tour will be an approximately 2+ mile walk. The roads themselves can be uneven at times. If you have any accessibility needs, please let us know in advance so we can best accommodate you.

Your ticket admits 1 car. 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 due to ongoing construction. During registration you will be asked about additional participants in your car. Due to limited reservations, carpooling with friends and family is encouraged. All participants under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

Plan Ahead: Be “tick aware” and “weather aware.” Wear appropriate clothing, including close-toed shoes and sunscreen. Stay hydrated and make sure to bring water with you. All participants will be asked to sign an activity waiver before entering the park. Those under 18 need to have the waiver signed by a parent or guardian and be accompanied by an adult.

Download the App: Download iNaturalist and set up an account. We will have an Earth Day iNaturalist Project for all participants to join!

Location: We will meet underneath the solar panel at the North Park Parking Lot, located at 350 Wild Ave.

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