This Sunday from 12 to 2 p.m the West 80’s Neighborhood Association will hold an annual event to fix up the street trees in the neighborhood. People are expected to meet at the Garden at The Urban Assembly School for Green Careers at 84th and Amsterdam. You can sign up here.
Join our elected officials, Community Board 7, NYC Parks Department, Sanitation Department, local businesses and non-profits, students and parents, environmental organizations, and community groups as we gather for our annual Spring cleanup and beautification day on the UWS.
First come, first serve to recieve a free tree care goodie bag with gardening supplies, curb your dog sign, and other gifts. Mulch, compost and pails will be provided too!
Watch a tree stewardship demonstration and then “adopt” a tree/s on your block or in the neighborhood for tree care and sidewalk cleanup.
Learn how important urban trees are to our health, environment and economy, and how properly cared for permeable soil slows down stormwater runoff into our waterways preventing combined sewage overflows.
Learn why litter and especially plastics are so detrimental to our rivers and oceans, and what we can all do to reduce our ecological footprint and move towards a zero waste closed loop system.
Have fun meeting other volunteers who love NYC trees and want to help improve our neighborhood! Coffee provided by Irving Coffee, snacks by Jacob’s Pickles.
Facebook Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/851706604970420/
This volunteer community event is co-hosted by NYC Council Member Helen Rosenthal, NY State Assembly Members Linda Rosenthal and Daniel O’Donnell, Community Board 7, NYC Parks Department, Curb Allure, Goddard Riverside Community Center Green Keepers, Trees NY, Beacon Paint and Hardware, Broadway Mall, Citizens Committee for NYC, Commit to Green, The Doe Fund, Insurgo, Irving Coffee, Jacobs Pickles Digs NY, Landmark West!, Lowes, The Nature Conservancy, New Yorkers for Parks, NY Restoration Project, The Urban Assembly School for Green Careers, West End Preservation Society, and West Manhattan Chamber of Commerce. Thanks to all our co-sponsors!