An Opportunity to Help Clean NYC Parks with New York Cares
New York Cares is committed to building a cleaner, safer, more equitable city by harnessing one of our greatest assets – New Yorkers.
NYC Park Cleanup
Every year, New York City parks and public spaces rely on volunteers to complete critical planting and cleanup efforts. COVID-19 has only increased the need for helpful volunteers following a 14% NYC Parks’ budget cut and increased usage due to the closure of traditional gathering places. New York Cares relaunched their volunteer-powered park and public space cleanup programs in tandem with the fourth phase of the City’s reopening.
Park Cleanup Activities
- Trash pickup and composting
- Weeding, mulching, pruning and planting
- Urban farming
- Tree stewardship
Locations and schedule
- During October, cleanups are planned for the following parks:
- Bronx: Claremont Park | Crotona Park | Mullaly Park | Joyce Kilmer Park
- Manhattan: Marcus Garvey
- Brooklyn: Prospect Park
- Projects will occur on weekdays.
- New York Cares will host 2 shifts per day (morning and afternoon) – timing will have some flexibility
- Shifts will be 2 – 3 hours
Contact Alice Lewin at firstname.lastname@example.org if you or your firm is interested in participating in an NYC park cleanup opportunity.
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