Great Kills Park - Asiatic Sand Sedge Removal

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National Park Service/Gateway

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We will meet at the Great Kills Ranger Station at 10AM; this is the first building on the right side of the road, after you enter the Great Kills Park. From here vehicles will be given permits to access the Crooks Point Area. At 10:15 we will move down to the Crooks Point Parking Area and walk out to the beach where we will talk about the coastal habitat, go over procedures, and get to work using shovels to dig up the roots and rhizomes of this invasive plant.

  • Please Register Prior to Event to Receive Important Updates & Volunteer Waiver
    • To register call or email Park Ranger, Joseph Roth: (718) 819-7574 | Joseph_Roth@NPS.gov
    • Day of Staff Contact: Park Ranger, Joseph Roth: (954) 547-1657
  • What to Bring:
    • Water to stay hydrated and your own reusable water bottle
    • Sturdy, closed-toe shoes (preferably hiking boots or durable shoes)
    • Clothing that can get dirty (preferably long pants and socks to keep you protected).
    • Sun & Insect Protection: hat, sunblock, long sleeves, insect repellent
    • Snacks to keep you going!
  • Age Requirement:
    • All persons under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult or in possession of the signed Volunteer Agreement Form with the signature of their parent or legal guardian.
  • Meeting Locations:
    • Great Kills Park: Ranger Station (first building on the right after entering the park)
  • For Additional Volunteer Opportunities in Gateway National Recreation Area visit: https://www.nps.gov/gate/getinvolved/volunteer.htm

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About National Park Service/Gateway

Location:

210 New York Av, Suite 2500, Staten Island, NY 10305, US

Mission Statement

The National Park Service is committed to the preservation and protection of natural, cultural, and historic resources, particularly those that are unique, rare, unusual, and/or in danger of extinction or destruction.

Description

Incumbent(s) will work mainly in the preparation, mounting, and processing of plant specimens to be stored in our herbarium (plant museum) as vouchers of the plant resources present in the park, and for use by persons who wish to study the park's flora.

A detailed description of the work will be sent to candidates who request it. Logistical issues prevent its attachment to this document.

Desirable traits include patience, meticulousnes, good concentration, and the ability to work alone and idependently. Volunteers selected will be taught the necessary skills. Computer literacy, particularly in the use of spreadsheets and databases (i.e. Microsoft Excel etc.), would be a plus, but is not required.

Interested candidates should communicate directly with michael_byer@nps.gov. All serious questions will be answered. The provision of a phone number in your message is desirable.

WHEN

Sun Nov 24, 2019
10:00 AM - 02:00 PM  

WHERE

206 Buffalo StGreat Kills Park Ranger StationStaten Island, NY 10306

(40.5398,-74.12861)
 

SKILLS

  • Habitat Restoration
  • Environmental Education
  • Botany
  • Environmental Science

GOOD FOR

  • Kids
  • Teens
  • People 55+
  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

  • 2.5 Hours
  • What to Bring: Water to stay hydrated and your own reusable water bottle Sturdy, closed-toe shoes (preferably hiking boots or durable shoes) Clothing that can get dirty (preferably long pants and socks to keep you protected). Sun & Insect Protection

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