Cause - Environment

"The environment is everything that isn't me." -Albert Einstein


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Water Chestnut Removal at Tibbetts Brook Park

Volunteers will be on land and in canoes to pull an invasive aquatic plant from the lake: water chestnuts! Tools and work gloves will be provided, but volunteers must bring their own water to drink. Please wear closed-toe shoes and clothes that can get wet and dirty. Volunteers not going out in rowboats will be wearing adult-size waders and standing in the water. This project will occur rain or shine, but it will be cancelled for thunderstorms. Please assume the project is moving forward unless you hear from the Westchester Parks Foundation. *MANDATORY* All volunteers must: Sign up below to record this opportunity in your Volunteer New York! profile and receive a copy of the directions (automated email). If signing up with more than one person, click "sign up with a group, family, or team" Click here to fill out one insurance form per person prior to arriving on site Arrive on site with your own mask Wear closed-toe shoes (waterproof if possible) Wear clothes you do not mind getting wet and dirty Practice safe social distancing with at least 6 feet between one another Bring your own water; there will be no access to water on site Meeting directions: Location will be emailed prior to those who click "sign up" below and prior to the event. Westchester Parks Foundation engages the public to advocate for and invest in the preservation, conservation, use, and enjoyment of the 18,000 acres of parks, trails, and open spaces within the Westchester County Parks system.

Yonkers, NY

8/4/20 10:00 AM + more

Pitch in for Parks 2020

Each year, Westchester Parks Foundation and the Westchester County Parks Department host Pitch in for Parks. It is their largest one-day volunteer program that usually falls around Earth Day, but this year volunteers are going to "Pitch In" in October! Volunteers will paint, rake, prepare and plant flower beds, clear trails and shorelines, restore wildlife habitats, and remove invasive vines from trees. Join in this community effort and help clean up one of Westchester's most valuable assets! All tools will be provided; please bring a reusable water bottle. Participating parks include: Blue Mountain Reservation (Peekskill) Cranberry Lake Preserve (West Harrison) Edith Read Wildlife Sanctuary (Rye) Glen Island Park (New Rochelle) Kensico Dam Plaza (Valhalla) Lasdon Park (Katonah) Lenoir Preserve (Yonkers) Marshlands Conservancy (Rye) Playland Park (Rye) Sprain Ridge Park (Yonkers) Tibbetts Brook Park (Yonkers) Trailside Nature Museum at Ward Pound Ridge Rerservation (Pound Ridge) Willson's Woods Park (Mount Vernon) To volunteer: Express interest below either as an individual or as a family, group, or team to record this activity in your Volunteer New York! profile Mandatory: Click here to select your park and complete your registration. You will not be signed up to a park if you do not complete this step!

Ardsley, NY

10/17/20 10:00 AM

Fall Cleanup Volunteers

Volunteers are needed to help rake leaves at the historic cemetery grounds of St. Paul's Church in anticipation of its Veterans Day Commemoration. Soldiers from every war in American history—from colonial times through the Korean War—are buried at St. Paul's, which is one of the oldest continuously used burial yards in the country. Veterans Day commemorations, which include guided tours and placing of wreaths, draw large crowds and volunteers will help keep the area tidy!

Mount Vernon, NY

11/7/20 10:00 AM

Native Plant Center Volunteers

Native Plant Center Volunteers will work on special projects as needed. Days and times vary according to needs and your schedule.

Valhalla, NY

Through 8/26/20

Indoor Gardener

A volunteer is needed to develop and assist with the indoor gardening program at the Hugh Doyle Senior Center. Green thumbs are welcome!

New Rochelle, NY

Through 12/31/20