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American Eel Migration Project

Each spring the Center for the Urban River at Beczak (CURB) participates in the NYS DEC's American Eel Migration Study. During this project, teams of scientists, students, and community members count migrating glass eels travelling up the Hudson River. The juvenile glass eels are counted (over 1,200 last year!) and released, with important information collected about their population and health in the Hudson River. Volunteers enter our marsh with waders to check a fyke net for the eels. We also measure water quality and weather conditions as part of the sampling. CURB is 1 of about 15 sites along the Hudson River watershed participating in this project. Sampling is tentatively slated to begin on February 26th and will continue through May. We are looking for volunteer help on Tuesdays from 3:30-4:30 p.m. The sampling and data collection typically takes about an hour. Waders are provided for entering the marsh. Volunteers must be comfortable handling small fish, as well as working in wet and muddy conditions. We sample rain or shine. No prior experience necessary! *Please note that volunteers must be available during the hours listed above. We do not have evening or weekend hours available. Must be reliable!

Yonkers, NY

4/2/19 3:30 PM +more

Green Squad at Marshlands Conservancy

Come join Westchester Parks Foundation for our Green Squad volunteer program at Marshlands Conservancy! We will be removing invasive species and planting native species in the meadow. All supplies will be provided. Please wear clothes that can get dirty and close-toed shoes. Water and snacks will be provided - please bring a water bottle to fill.

Rye, NY

4/12/19 10:00 AM

10th Annual Great Saw Mill River Clean Up: Great Hunger Memorial Park - Elmsford

Volunteers will join site supervisor and Groundwork Hudson Valley staff member, Jennifer Sloan, to conduct a garbage cleanup below the dam, along the shoreline, and in the water using kayaks at Great Hunger Memorial Park in Elmsford. Wear sturdy shoes (no flip-flops!), long pants and long sleeves to protect from ticks and poison ivy; bring gloves if you have them and carry water to stay hydrated. We'll have equipment, trash bags, and a limited supply of gloves. Volunteers must be 18+ to be in the water on a vessel, unless you bring your own. Register here to agree to the photo release form and record your T-shirt size. Volunteers must be 18 or older. Rain date: Saturday, April 20 from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Directions: This site is along the South County Trailway and is located off of the Saw Mill River Parkway going north. Take exit 19 (Great Hunger Memorial at VE Macy Park sign) just North of the Ardsley/Dobbs Ferry exit. The site is only accessible while traveling northbound on the Saw Mill River Parkway.

Elmsford, NY

4/13/19 10:00 AM

10th Annual Great Saw Mill River Clean Up: Lawrence Street Site - Ardsley

Volunteers will join site supervisor and Groundwork Hudson Valley staff member, Victor Medina, to conduct vine cuttings (under supervision) and a garbage cleanup along the S. County Trail at the Lawrence Street site in Ardsley. Wear sturdy shoes (no flip-flops!), long pants and long sleeves to protect from ticks and poison ivy; bring gloves if you have them and carry water to stay hydrated. We'll have equipment, trash bags, and a limited supply of gloves. Register here to agree to the photo release form and record your T-shirt size. Volunteers must be 18 or older. Rain date: Saturday, April 20 from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Directions: This site is located along the South County Trailway off exit 16 off the Saw Mill River Parkway. Meet at the corner of the South County Trail, in front of LIFE The Place To Be. Some parking can be found near the trail on Lawrence and underneath the Brooklyn Market store sign at the shopping center.

Ardsley, NY

4/13/19 10:00 AM

10th Annual Great Saw Mill River Clean Up: Farragut Avenue Site - Hastings

Volunteers will join site supervisor and Groundwork Hudson Valley staff member, Steve Pucillo, to conduct vine cuttings (under supervision) and a garbage cleanup along the shoreline and water using kayaks at the Farragut Avenue site in Hastings. This is one of Groundwork Hudson Valley's restoration sites complete with new kayak launches, birdhouses, tree plantings, and a cross-country ski trail. Wear sturdy shoes (no flip-flops!), long pants and long sleeves to protect from ticks and poison ivy; bring gloves if you have them and carry water to stay hydrated. We'll have equipment, trash bags, and a limited supply of gloves. Volunteers must be 18+ to be in the water on a vessel (unless you bring your own). Register here to agree to the photo release form and record your T-shirt size. Volunteers must be 18 or older. Rain date: Saturday, April 20 from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Directions: This site is located along the South County Trailway off exit 13 of the Saw Mill River Parkway. Meet at the parking lot directly off Saw Mill River Exit 13 and before Saw Mill River Road.

Hastings-on-Hudson, NY

4/13/19 10:00 AM

10th Annual Great Saw Mill River Clean Up: Hearst Street Site - Yonkers

Volunteers will join site supervisor and Groundwork Hudson Valley staff member, Ann-Marie Mitroff, to conduct an invasive vine removal (under supervision) and garbage cleanup along the shoreline of the Saw Mill River at the Hearst Street site in Yonkers. Wear sturdy shoes (no flip-flops!), long pants and long sleeves to protect from ticks and poison ivy; bring gloves if you have them and carry water to stay hydrated. We'll have equipment, trash bags, and a limited supply of gloves. Register here to agree to the photo release form and record your T-shirt size. Volunteers must be 18 or older. Rain date: Saturday, April 20 from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Directions: This site is located off of Hearst Street and Nepperhan Avenue. Volunteers will meet at the corner of Hearst Street and Nepera Place.

Yonkers, NY

4/13/19 10:00 AM

10th Annual Great Saw Mill River Clean Up: Bridge Street Plaza Site - Ardsley

Volunteers will join site supervisor and Village of Ardsley Stormwater Manager, Lorraine Kuhn, to conduct a garbage cleanup along the shoreline at the Bridge Street Plaza site in Ardsley. Wear sturdy shoes (no flip-flops!), long pants and long sleeves to protect from ticks and poison ivy; bring gloves if you have them and carry water to stay hydrated. We'll have equipment, trash bags, and a limited supply of gloves. Register here to agree to the photo release form and record your T-shirt size. Volunteers must be 18 or older. Rain date: Saturday, April 20 from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Directions: This site is located in the area near Riviera Bakehouse. The river runs near the NYS Thruway Interstate 87. Bridge Street Plaza is off of Saw Mill River Road/9A. Use "660 Saw Mill River Road, Ardsley, NY 10502" for GPS directions.

Ardsley, NY

4/13/19 10:00 AM

10th Annual Great Saw Mill River Clean Up: Van der Donck Site - Yonkers

Volunteers will join site supervisor and Groundwork Hudson Valley staff member to conduct a garbage cleanup behind the park's fences and along the river banks at the Van der Donck site in Yonkers. Wear sturdy shoes (no flip-flops!), long pants and long sleeves to protect from ticks and poison ivy; bring gloves if you have them and carry water to stay hydrated. We'll have equipment, trash bags, and a limited supply of gloves. Register here to agree to the photo release form and record your T-shirt size. Volunteers must be 18 or older. Rain date: Saturday, April 20 from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Directions: This site is the "daylighting park" in downtown Yonkers between Dock Street and Nepperham Street, across from the Yonkers train station.

Yonkers, NY

4/13/19 10:00 AM

10th Annual Great Saw Mill River Clean Up: Liberty Coca-Cola Site - Elmsford

Volunteers will join site supervisor and Liberty Coca-Cola staff member, Joseph Bogdanto, to conduct a garbage cleanup along the shoreline at the Liberty Coca-Cola site in Elmsford. Wear sturdy shoes (no flip-flops!), long pants and long sleeves to protect from ticks and poison ivy; bring gloves if you have them and carry water to stay hydrated. We'll have equipment, trash bags, and a limited supply of gloves. Register here to agree to the photo release form and record your T-shirt size. Volunteers must be 18 or older. Rain date: Saturday, April 20 from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Directions: Look for the Westchester Skating Academy sign off of 9A, Saw Mill River Rd. After pulling onto Fairview Park Drive, find parking by the last Coca-Cola building on the left. The site is the Liberty Coca-Cola Distribution Center.

Elmsford, NY

4/14/19 10:00 AM

Graffiti Squad Sponsored by Thalle Industries

Come join the Westchester Parks Foundation for our Graffiti Squad volunteer program! We have purchased an eco-friendly solution to help remove graffiti as well as a coating to prevent future graffiti. Volunteers will be applying these solutions with paint brushes. All supplies will be provided. Volunteers MUST wear old clothes that can get dirty. LONG SLEEVES, PANTS, and a water bottle are HIGHLY recommended. Close-toed shoes are mandatory. Our group will be meeting at the Cranberry Lake Nature Center and heading into the project location together.

West Harrison, NY

4/16/19 10:00 AM

Pitch In For Parks 2019: Cranberry Lake Preserve - West Harrison

Each April, Westchester Parks Foundation and the Westchester County Parks Department host Pitch in for Parks. It is our largest one-day volunteer program which falls around Earth Day every year. Volunteers take on special projects throughout the county parks to help get ready for the peak season. 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 us prepare for spring! All tools will be provided. TO REGISTER, CLICK HERE. Things to bring: Reusable water bottle Work gloves (if you wish to use your own)

West Harrison, NY

4/27/19 10:00 AM

Pitch In For Parks 2019: Lenoir Preserve - Yonkers

Each April, Westchester Parks Foundation and the Westchester County Parks Department host Pitch in for Parks. It is our largest one-day volunteer program which falls around Earth Day every year. Volunteers take on special projects throughout the county parks to help get ready for the peak season. 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 us prepare for spring! All tools will be provided. TO REGISTER, CLICK HERE. Things to bring: Reusable water bottle Work gloves (if you wish to use your own)

Hastings-on-Hudson, NY

4/27/19 10:00 AM

Pitch In For Parks 2019: Marshlands Conservancy - Rye

Each April, Westchester Parks Foundation and the Westchester County Parks Department host Pitch in for Parks. It is our largest one-day volunteer program which falls around Earth Day every year. Volunteers take on special projects throughout the county parks to help get ready for the peak season. 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 us prepare for spring! All tools will be provided. TO REGISTER, CLICK HERE. Things to bring: Reusable water bottle Work gloves (if you wish to use your own)

Rye, NY

4/27/19 10:00 AM

Pitch In For Parks 2019: Edith Read Sanctuary - Rye

Each April, Westchester Parks Foundation and the Westchester County Parks Department host Pitch in for Parks. It is our largest one-day volunteer program which falls around Earth Day every year. Volunteers take on special projects throughout the county parks to help get ready for the peak season. 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 us prepare for spring! All tools will be provided. TO REGISTER, CLICK HERE. Things to bring: Reusable water bottle Work gloves (if you wish to use your own)

Rye, NY

4/27/19 10:00 AM

Pitch In For Parks 2019: Blue Mountain Reservation - Peekskill

Each April, Westchester Parks Foundation and the Westchester County Parks Department host Pitch in for Parks. It is our largest one-day volunteer program which falls around Earth Day every year. Volunteers take on special projects throughout the county parks to help get ready for the peak season. 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 us prepare for spring! All tools will be provided. TO REGISTER, CLICK HERE. Things to bring: Reusable water bottle Work gloves (if you wish to use your own)

Peekskill, NY

4/28/19 10:00 AM

Pitch In For Parks 2019: Croton Gorge Park - Croton-on-Hudson

Each April, Westchester Parks Foundation and the Westchester County Parks Department host Pitch in for Parks. It is our largest one-day volunteer program which falls around Earth Day every year. Volunteers take on special projects throughout the county parks to help get ready for the peak season. 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 us prepare for spring! All tools will be provided. TO REGISTER, CLICK HERE. Things to bring: Reusable water bottle Work gloves (if you wish to use your own)

Yorktown Road, NY

4/28/19 10:00 AM

Pitch In For Parks 2019: Playland Park - Rye

Each April, Westchester Parks Foundation and the Westchester County Parks Department host Pitch in for Parks. It is our largest one-day volunteer program which falls around Earth Day every year. Volunteers take on special projects throughout the county parks to help get ready for the peak season. 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 us prepare for spring! All tools will be provided. TO REGISTER, CLICK HERE. Things to bring: Reusable water bottle Work gloves (if you wish to use your own)

Rye, NY

4/28/19 10:00 AM

Pitch In For Parks 2019: George's Island Park - Montrose

Each April, Westchester Parks Foundation and the Westchester County Parks Department host Pitch in for Parks. It is our largest one-day volunteer program which falls around Earth Day every year. Volunteers take on special projects throughout the county parks to help get ready for the peak season. 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 us prepare for spring! All tools will be provided. TO REGISTER, CLICK HERE. Things to bring: Reusable water bottle Work gloves (if you wish to use your own)

Montrose, NY

4/28/19 10:00 AM

Pitch In For Parks 2019: Sal J. Prezioso Mountain Lakes Park - North Salem

Each April, Westchester Parks Foundation and the Westchester County Parks Department host Pitch in for Parks. It is our largest one-day volunteer program which falls around Earth Day every year. Volunteers take on special projects throughout the county parks to help get ready for the peak season. 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 us prepare for spring! All tools will be provided. TO REGISTER, CLICK HERE. Things to bring: Reusable water bottle Work gloves (if you wish to use your own)

North Salem, NY

4/28/19 10:00 AM

Pitch In For Parks 2019: Ridge Road Park - Hartsdale

Each April, Westchester Parks Foundation and the Westchester County Parks Department host Pitch in for Parks. It is our largest one-day volunteer program which falls around Earth Day every year. Volunteers take on special projects throughout the county parks to help get ready for the peak season. 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 us prepare for spring! All tools will be provided. TO REGISTER, CLICK HERE. Things to bring: Reusable water bottle Work gloves (if you wish to use your own)

Hartsdale, NY

4/28/19 10:00 AM

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