NRPA Parks for Pollinator Bioblitz @Freshkills Park 9/10/21

Sep 10, 2021 10:00am

Participate in the NRPA Parks for Pollinator Blitz with Freshkills Park Staff at Freshkills Park. Help support community science, and taking part is easy!

Lace up your shoes for a nature walk at Freshkills Park. Freshkills Park researchers will take you behind the scenes to visit areas that are currently closed to the public. On this one-mile walk, you’ll use iNaturalist to share and identify the different pollinators and plants found in the grasslands at Freshkills Park.

Parks for Pollinators is a national campaign to raise awareness and community involvement in the pollinator crisis through local parks and recreation and likeminded organizations. NRPA and The Scotts Miracle-Gro Foundation are challenging local parks to get involved and host a pollinator BioBlitz during September.

Join the Freshkills Park Project on iNaturalist here to submit your observations all September, be sure to stop by Schmul Park, Owl Hollow Soccer Fields, and the New Springville Greenway  to participate on your own time.

This program is designed for ages 6+.

There is a $10 suggested donation per participant. Your donation supports the education, programming, and research at the Freshkills Park Alliance and makes programs like this possible.

Transportation: By registering for this event, you confirm you will provide your own transportation. Each ticket admits 1 car, containing up to 5 participants. During registration you will be asked about additional participants in your car.

Location: We will meet in the LA Fitness parking lot (350 Wild Avenue, Staten Island NY 10314) before entering the Freshkills Park site together.

Gear: Wear a hat and sturdy shoes that you don’t mind getting wet or muddy. Please also bring water, a snack, and sunblock.

Technology: Feel free to take photos, but consider carefully before bringing any electronic devices with you as they may possibly get wet, damaged, or dropped during the program.

Restrictions: You will be asked to sign an activity waiver before participating in the program.

Cancellation: This tour will be canceled if registration is too low, or if there is a 60% or greater chance of rain on the day of the event. You will be asked to confirm your registration by email before the tour. As we receive cancellations, names will be added from the waitlist. If you know you will be unable to attend, please cancel your registration by email so we can fill the reservation.

Students who participate and report observations with Freshkills Park Staff can receive community service credit.

COVID-19 Precautions:

You will find current information on NYC Parks safety guidelines here.

Masks, gloves, and hand sanitizer will be available.

By participating in this event you are acknowledging that you and your guests have not experienced a fever, not tested positive for COVID-19, and have not been exposed to anyone with COVID-19 within 14 days of the event. Should you develop symptoms after registration, please cancel your registration by email:

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