04/30 Van Cortlandt Park Ephemeral Walk/Tour
NYC Parks Stewardship Program
To kick off the City Nature Challenge, join NYC Parks staff on a hike around Van Cortlandt Park to view and make iNaturalist observations of the wonderfully diverse spring ephemerals in the western side of the park. We will start the hike at the riding stables before exploring parts of the Northwest Forest. Please bring water and a snack, as well as your smartphone or camera! If you do not know how to use iNaturalist, arrive 15 minutes early and we will show you how! . Volunteers under 18 must be accompanied by a chaperone.
About NYC Parks Stewardship Program
Queens Plaza South and 10th Street, Little Green Trailer, New York, NY 11101, US
The Stewardship Program is a service program that recruits, trains, and supports volunteers for ecological projects across the city. You can help keep New York City’s forests, wetlands, and coastlines thriving. Join us to plant trees, shrubs, and grasses; remove harmful invasive exotic vegetation; care for street tree beds; and remove debris from our wetlands.
What We Offer
You’ll be led by an experienced staff that provides all of the tools and equipment needed to properly care for our natural areas. Get hands-on, educational experience in some of the most beautiful and diverse habitats throughout NYC! Who Should Volunteer
Our volunteer program is for anyone who loves nature. We can accommodate local organizations, individuals, corporations, "voluntourists," schools, universities and visiting service organizations. We welcome a wide range of experience levels, abilities, and group sizes.