Cause - Environment

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


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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

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

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 6/26/20

Science Barge Marketing Volunteer

Groundwork Hudson Valley's Science Barge is a floating greenhouse and agricultural center that runs entirely on renewable energy with zero net carbon emissions. Groundwork Hudson Valley is looking for a Marketing Volunteer to help with the marketing of its Science Barge and EcoHouse programming. Scheduling for this opportunity is flexible (10-15 hours per week). To volunteer: Click "Express Interest" below to register this opportunity in your Volunteer New York! profile Send your résumé to Ellen Theg at ellen@groundworkhv.org with "Groundwork Science Barge Marketing Volunteer" in the subject line

Yonkers, NY

Through 8/2/20