“Mulch ado about Parks” Volunteer Landscaping @ Schmul Park 7/31/21 @ 9:00 AM

Jul 31, 2021 9:00am

Join the Freshkills Park Alliance and NYC Parks Department for a volunteer day at Schmul Park on July 31st. July is National Parks and Recreation month, so let’s help out at Schmul Park and discover ways to get creative in our green spaces!

Learn how to support neighborhood public spaces through a paper upcycling project and community service. 

To start, we’ll create upcycled handmade paper that incorporates phrases written by poets from Shakespeare to Lorde to you, as well as bits from nature like seeds and wildflowers! Compared to plastic, organic materials like cotton, hemp, or wood are some of the easiest materials to upcycle in the form of paper. We’ll transform paper fit for the recycling bin into unique works of word art.

We’ll end by spreading mulch in our pollinator garden, learning where mulch comes from, and all the ways mulch supports our parks!

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.


Covid-19 Precautions:

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. info@freshkillspark.org

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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