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Mulchfest 2013 Volunteer Orientation

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

6:00 p.m.7:00 p.m.

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Volunteer to help distribute mulch and teach your neighbors about the benefits of tree care during NYC Parks'  MulchFest!

MulchFest, an annual event held by NYC Parks, provides New Yorkers with the opportunity to bring their holiday trees to designated sites across the five boroughs where city equipment, along with donated forestry equipment, is used to turn dead trees into wood chips. The chips can then be placed in tree pits and horticultural areas, helping to conserve warmth and soil moisture throughout the winter as well as inhibiting the growth of weeds.

This orientation session serves to train civic-minded volunteers as Mulchfest ambassadors:

  • Help to prep holiday trees for chipping
  • Distribute bags of mulch to local tree stewards
  • Educate folks about the many benefits of mulching trees!

During the orientation you will be able to select one of several tree chipping sites at which to participate.

Please email to register for the orientation!


The Arsenal in Central Park Accessible
830 Fifth Avenue
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The Arsenal, 830 5th Avenue (at 64th Street), 3rd Floor Conference Room, Manhattan



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Ice Skating RinksLasker Rink (Temporarily Closed)

Lasker Rink is closed due to a refrigeration malfunction. Parks is trying to repair the rink's concrete slab and valves to identify and fix the source of the leak, in the hope of reopening the rink to the public later this season. In the meantime, the Trump Organization along with NYC Parks will work with the community and other area rinks to try to accommodate hockey and skating groups who call Lasker Rink home. Refunds will also be issued to any organizations who reserved and paid for use of the rink during the time that it will be closed.

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