MillionTreesNYC TreeLC Week
Building Up Young Forests
Presented by the NY/NJ Super Bowl Host Committee and the NFL
New trees were planted last spring at sites across all five boros. Just as important to planting trees is ensuring their long-term health and survival through stewardship. During October 8 – 16, volunteers, with the support of the NY/NJ Super Bowl Host Committee and the NFL, will come out to all five boroughs and help take care of their neighborhood’s newest green asset—their growing forest. Volunteers will pull weeds, remove invasive vegetation, add mulch, and clean-up any litter. The stewardship activities will culminate in the largest planting in one site to date on Saturday October 19, 2013 with 20,000 trees and 5,000 shrubs planted at Rockaway Community Park.
Reforestation is a key component of MillionTreesNYC, providing over one-third of the total trees to be planted in the campaign. This effort, building on the work that Parks’ Natural Resources Group (NRG) has been conducting since 1984, is transforming landscapes in areas throughout New York City.
Our goal is to establish new, ecologically healthy, multi-story forests. Multi-story forest plant communities are composed of large canopy trees like oak, sweetgum and tulip, smaller understory trees including dogwood and sassafras, shrubs, and herbaceous plants. New forests help expand canopy cover in New York City, increasing a myriad environmental benefits including stormwater capture, lower summer air temeratures, cleaner air, preserve wildlife habitat, and increase biodiversity. Read more
Please remember - you MUST register beforehand for these events.
EVENT DATES, TIMES, and LOCATIONS
Tuesday October 8, 2013 10:00AM - 1:00PM: Marine Park, BROOKLYN REGISTRATION IS CLOSED FOR THIS SITE
Wednesday October 9, 2013 10:00AM - 1:00PM: Kissena Park, QUEENS (meet at path near the intersection of 56th Avenue and 142nd Street)
Thursday October 10, 2013 10:00AM - 1:00PM: Pelham Bay Park (Hunter Island), BRONX (meet at north end of parking lot on Hunter Island)
Tuesday October 15, 2013 10:00AM - 1:00PM: Ocean Breeze, STATEN ISLAND (meet at Xenia Street and Mason Avenue)
Wednesday October 16, 2013 10:00AM - 1:00PM: Highbridge Park, MANHATTAN (meet at Highbridge Recreation Center - West 173rd Street and Amsterdam Avenue) REGISTRATION IS CLOSED FOR THIS SITE
Please register as an INDIVIDUAL or GROUP LEADER (if you are planning on inviting a group).
Please note that children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Groups of children must be accompanied by adults, maintaining a 1:5 ratio of adults to children (for example, two adults must lead a group of ten children).
Download the volunteer waiver (PDF, 58.4 KB).
Please address any inquiries about registration to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Registration is closed.