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

 

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Litter Removal at Cranberry Lake Preserve

Volunteers are needed to remove litter. No experience is necessary and all supplies will be provided. Volunteers should bring their own water as well as wear closed-toe shoes and clothes that can get dirty. Volunteers MUST arrive on site wearing their own masks and practicing safe social distancing. 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 the project if you do not complete this step! 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.

West Harrison, NY

1/29/21 10:00 AM

Cleanup at V.E. Macy Park

Volunteers are needed to remove litter and debris. No experience is necessary and all supplies will be provided. Volunteers should bring their own water as well as wear closed-toe shoes and clothes that can get dirty. Volunteers MUST arrive on site wearing their own masks and practicing safe social distancing. 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 the project if you do not complete this step! 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.

Ardsley, NY

1/27/21 10:00 AM

Tree Tube Repairs and Vine Cutting at Tibbetts Brook Park

Volunteers are needed to repair the tree tubes and remove invasive plants. No experience is necessary and all supplies will be provided. Volunteers should bring their own water as well as wear closed-toe shoes and clothes that can get dirty. Volunteers MUST arrive on site wearing their own masks and practicing safe social distancing. 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 the project if you do not complete this step! 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

1/23/21 10:00 AM

Invasive Plant Removal at Bronx River Reservation

Volunteers are needed to remove litter and cut invasive plants along the Bronx River Reservation. No experience is necessary and all supplies will be provided. Volunteers should bring their own water as well as wear closed-toe shoes and clothes that can get dirty. Volunteers MUST arrive on site wearing their own masks and practicing safe social distancing. 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 the project if you do not complete this step! 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.

White Plains, NY

1/22/21 10:00 AM

Litter Removal at Bronx River Reservation

Volunteers are needed to remove litter at Bronx River Reservation. No experience is necessary and all supplies will be provided. Volunteers should bring their own water as well as wear closed-toe shoes and clothes that can get dirty. Volunteers MUST arrive on site wearing their own masks and practicing safe social distancing. 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 the project if you do not complete this step! 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.

White Plains, NY

1/30/21 10:00 AM

Litter Removal at Nature Study Woods

Volunteers are needed to remove litter and cut invasive plants. No experience is necessary and all supplies will be provided. Volunteers should bring their own water as well as wear closed-toe shoes and clothes that can get dirty. Volunteers MUST arrive on site wearing their own masks and practicing safe social distancing. 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 the project if you do not complete this step! 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.

New Rochelle, NY

1/21/21 10:00 AM

Outdoor Workdays at Ward Acres Park

Volunteers are needed to help to control invasive vines, save heritage trees, and improve wildlife habitats in Ward Acres Park. Depending on the day, activities will include cutting and digging out invasive plants and vines, keeping trails clear and passable, and planting native saplings and shrubs. Wear weather-appropriate clothes and shoes that can get dirty, and bring water and snacks. Volunteers will meet at the Ward Acres Community Garden (near the corner of Quaker Ridge Road and Broadfield Avenue). Training and some tools and supplies will be provided, and then volunteers will move to the worksite. IMPORTANT NOTE: By registering for this project, volunteers consent to the following statement: "While every precaution will be taken to safeguard volunteers, it is understood that I release New Rochelle Parks and Recreation, City of New Rochelle, Volunteer New York! and its sponsoring agents from all responsibility, in case of accident or illness, including COVID-19 related illness while participating in this program." COVID precautions: Masks will be provided for those who don’t bring their own. Hand sanitizer will be provided. Brand new gloves will be provided to everyone Social distance guidelines recommended by the CDC will be encouraged. (However, since it’s a park clean up there will not be any demarcations of 6 feet gaps) As always, if you feel sick or have a fever do not attend. Safe distance will be enforced at the check in areas for volunteers and staff.

New Rochelle, NY

2/21/21 10:00 AM + more

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 12/31/25

Park Leadership Team

Ward Acres Conservancy is managed by a team of volunteers who help identify the needs of Ward Acres Park and manage projects to better serve the community that uses it. This team works closely with the Parks and Recreation Department of the City of New Rochelle. Ward Acres Conservancy is looking for responsible and energetic volunteers with leadership skills and an interest in influencing the future direction and management of Ward Acres Park. Time commitment is light (about 4 hours per week); the team typically meets (virtually) once per month.

Virtual (Virtual)

Through 3/31/21