Earth Day Landscaping at Schmul Park 4/24/21 @ 9:00 AM
Celebrate Earth Day and join the Freshkills Park Alliance and NYC Parks Department for a cleanup at Schmul Park! Learn how to identify native, invasive, and ornamental plants while helping to beautify the landscape! We’ll also be working to remove litter and make the place beautiful in all ways. Learn more about the Biodversity garden and what species were planted last fall, here.
Schmul Park was one of Freshkills Park first open spaces and will connect to North Park. First time volunteers receive a free t-shirt. Ages 16+
Registration: By registering for this event, you confirm you will provide your own transportation. The event is free but registration is required.
Location: We will meet at the Schmul Park (Pearson St. & Watson Ave). By public transportation take the S62 or S92 to Victory Blvd/ Wild Ave.
Gear: Wear clothes you don’t mind getting dirty, long pants are preferred. Closed-toe shoes like sneakers or boots are required. Please also bring water and sunblock. Gardening gloves will be provided.
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 event. As we receive cancellations, names will be added from the wait list. If you know you will be unable to attend, please cancel your registration by email so we can fill the reservation.
All Visitors and Staff must wear a mask during the entire event.
Masks, Gloves, and Hand sanitizer will be available.
All gardening equipment will be sanitized before and after the event.
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. email@example.com
Can’t make it for Spring Cleaning? 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.
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