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

 

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Garden Volunteer at Rockefeller Preserve

Rockefeller Preserve's volunteer gardening crew are looking for new volunteers to help us care for the Preserve's spectacular tree peony and fern gardens. Volunteers are particularly needed in spring and fall. No experience necessary. Please "Express Interest" below Questions? Email Julia at julia.jardine@parks.ny.gov

Pleasantville, NY

Through 11/30/18

Storm Drain Marketing Project

Storm Drain Markers make people aware that every storm drain in Rockland County empties into a river, stream, reservoir, wetland, pond or the Hudson River. A common denominator of all residents is the storm drain system in the street near our homes. Unaware, people may think that the waste goes to our sewage disposal plants, but pollutants instead go into storm drains and thus directly into our streams and rivers. The problem includes yard waste, paint, waste oil, pesticides, pet droppings and other household hazardous waste. The Rockland County Division of Environmental Resources was eager to protect Rockland County's water resources from such pollution by initiating the Storm Drain Marker Program. We created a low-tech, educational project that would emanate like a ripple in a pond - neighborhood to neighborhood. The program assists citizens and municipalities to apply storm drain markers at local storm drains. The 2-1/2 inch, round, plastic markers carry the message, "No Dumping Drains to Stream," and feature a picture of a fish. An educational brochure for distribution to residents accompanies the markers. When people see the markers and read the brochure, they will get the message that each of us can help to safeguard our water supply by ensuring, "only rain goes down the drain".

Pomona, NY

Through 12/3/18

Farm Volunteers

Hilltop Hanover Farm and Environmental Center is a working crop farm and environmental educational center located in Yorktown Heights, NY. The farm was a former dairy farm dating back to the 1600′s. Today the farm is a regional education center that offers programs on healthy and sustainable food production and teaches skills for small-scale suburban and urban farming techniques, illustrating sustainable living practices for the region and local communities. We are dedicated to donating at the minimum 10% of our produce to food pantries. Volunteers aged 13 and up are encouraged to apply Volunteers under 16 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian while volunteering. Volunteer waivers are required and can be obtained by contacting the farm or will be sent to you once you sign up for this opportunity with a valid email address. Starting in April and throughout the summer, we need volunteers who can help with planting, caring for and harvesting our crops, maintaining our gardens and helping with events. Volunteer tasks include, but are not limited to: U-Pick Volunteers: Saturdays & Sundays Harvesting Team: Tuesday, Thursday & Friday mornings Field Team (plants, weeding, watering, etc.): Monday, Wednesday and Fridays Garden Maintenance: front flower gardens Mon, Friday Weed Warriors: Wednesdays 9:30 -12noon Event assistants We need enthusiastic and committed volunteers during the growing season April - November. Become part of our farm family and help us make a difference. Click here to register for an orientation.

Yorktown Heights, NY

Through 11/23/18

Energize New Rochelle Community Volunteer

As an Energize New Rochelle volunteer, your primary goal is to increase community awareness of the opportunity for energy efficiency. There are many flexible positions available. Members are encouraged to help spread the word throughout the community and attend quarterly dinner meetings. A volunteer's job is to get more members of the community involved with the Energize New Rochelle program and understand the benefits it provides not only to homeowners but the environment as well.

New Rochelle, NY

Through 7/9/19

Energize NY Community Volunteer

As an Energize NY volunteer, your primary goal is to increase community awareness of the opportunity for energy efficiency. There are many flexible positions available. Members are encouraged to help spread the word throughout their community. A volunteer's job is to get more community members involved with the Energize NY program and understand the benefits it provides not only to homeowners but the environment as well. The municipalities involved with the Energize program in Westchester County include... Bedford, Cortlandt, Croton, Lewisboro, Mount Kisco, New Castle, New Rochelle, North Castle, North Salem, Ossining, Peekskill, Pound Ridge, Pleasantville, Somers and Yorktown.

Yorktown Heights, NY

Through 7/9/19

Help Keep Rockland Beautiful

Each year, our spring Great American Cleanup and Fall Waterways campaigns rally and support over 4,000 volunteers who remove tons of debris from our streets, parks, and waterways. Participation in the cleanup raises awareness of environmental issues and brings home the value of community service.

New City, NY

Through 5/18/19

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