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Environment
Cleaning,Gardening & Planting,Sports & Recreation

Age Minimum (with Adult): 8+, Minimum Age:18+

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:

  1. 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"
  2. Click here to fill out one insurance form per person prior to arriving on site
  3. Arrive on site with your own mask
  4. Wear closed-toe shoes (waterproof if possible)
  5. Wear clothes you do not mind getting wet and dirty
  6. Practice safe social distancing with at least 6 feet between one another
  7. 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.

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