Volunteer Landscaping @ Schmul Park 9/25/21

Sep 25, 2021 9:00am

Join the Freshkills Park Alliance and NYC Parks Department for a volunteer day at Schmul Park on September 25th. Summer is officially over and we have to ready our pollinator garden for Fall.

We will lay mulch around our native plants, which helps to insulate the soil, conserve water, and prevent invasive weeds from returning. in addition we will use wood chips to create an edge for our garden. Utilizing discarded organic matter to improve the conditions for our pollinator garden is a sustainable approach to help the local native pollinators.

While removing invasive species, you may notice some of our local pollinators collecting the last available pollen and nectar before winter. You can also help support community science by participating in the NRPA Parks for Pollinator Blitzwith Freshkills Park Staff at Freshkills Park. Taking part is easy, all you have to do is download the free iNaturalist app and join the Freshkills Park Project on iNaturalist here to submit your observations during the volunteer project.

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Registration: By registering for this event, you confirm you will provide your own transportation.

Location: We will meet at 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.

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. Participants must be Ages 14+. Participants under 18 will require a parent or guardians signature. Waivers will be emailed with confiramtion emails closer to the event.

Cancellation: This event 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 waitlist. If you know you will be unable to attend, please cancel your registration by email so we can fill the reservation. info@freshkillspark.org

Covid-19 Precautions:

This event will follow the current NYC Parks safety guidelines, which can be found 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: info@freshkillspark.org

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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.

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