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Sat 01 May
I Love My Park Day: Gerlach Park
Saturday, May 1, 2021 10:00 AM - 02:00 PM
Old Croton Aqueduct State Historic Park

Meeting location: Meet at the stairway at the back of Gerlach Park that leads up to the Aqueduct Trail. Special instructions: Park in Gerlach Park, 91 Quaker Bridge Road, Ossining, NY 10562. Look for Volunteer Park Here signs. Late arrivals may climb the stairs and follow directional signs to the event. Rain date: Sunday May 2, 2021

Project 1: Participants will learn how to identify the targeted invasive species and how to manage them by either cutting or digging them up by the roots. They will also be doing restoration planting with native plants under the expert guidance of a local naturalist. No experience needed.
Start time: 10:00am End time: 2:00pm
Appropriate for 13 and up
Bring garden gloves. Additional tools: Bring your own gloves, loppers and hand saws if you have them, but tools will be available on site. Bring water and snacks. To avoid ticks wear long-sleeved shirts, long pants, and wear sturdy shoes. If you have participated in I Love My Park Day previously, consider wearing your t-shirt.

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Registration: Required
Sat 01 May
I Love My Park Day: Wicker St.
Saturday, May 1, 2021 10:00 AM - 02:00 PM
Old Croton Aqueduct State Historic Park

Meeting Location: On the trail in Yonkers where it crosses Wicker St. This is just South of the Hudson River Museum and a 9 minute walk from the Glenwood Metro North Train Station. Special instructions: Park on nearby residential streets for free, including Lamartine Ave., Wicker Street or Glenwood Avenue. When you arrive check in at the registration table where you will receive your bandanna and name tag. Rain date Sunday, May 2, 2021

Project 1: The Old Croton Aqueduct Trailway in Yonkers is a hidden gem in the middle of 200,000 people. We will be pruning, clipping, raking, digging and pulling up invasive plants and bagging trash. Area has a slight slope. No experience necessary, enthusiastic crew leaders will guide you. Plan to enjoy the day.
Start time: 10 am End time: 2 pm
Appropriate for 13 and up
Bring garden gloves. Additional tools: Although tools and gloves will be provided, it would be appreciated if you could bring your own gloves, loppers and pruners
Bring water and snacks. To avoid ticks, wear long-sleeved shirts, long pants and wear sturdy shoes.

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Registration: Required
Sat 01 May
I Love My Park Day: Tibbetts Brook Park
Saturday, May 1, 2021 10:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Old Croton Aqueduct State Historic Park

Meeting location: Meet Norma in front of main building/bathhouse in Tibbetts Brook Park (355 Midland Avenue, Yonkers 10704). Look for "Volunteers hard at work" signs as well as a table with WPF logo Report to the registration table to verify registration and to receive your bandanas. Special instructions: At parking attendant gate, turn right into first parking lot on right-hand side. From this parking lot cross that same road and walk down the hill to the bathhouse near the flagpole. Rain date: Sunday May 2 2021

Project: Volunteers will remove litter and invasive species from the Old Croton Aqueduct Trail in Tibbetts Brook Park. Tasks will be available for all ages and skill levels; no experience needed. You will be guided by enthusiastic and experienced crew leaders and at the end of the day you will leave the trail more enjoyable for all to enjoy.
Start time: 10 am End time: 1 pm
All ages welcome
Bring water and snacks. To avoid ticks, wear long-sleeved shirts, long pants, and wear sturdy shoes. Remember your masks!

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Registration: Required
Sat 01 May
I Love My Park Day: Quaker Bridge Rd.
Saturday, May 1, 2021 10:00 AM - 03:00 PM
Old Croton Aqueduct State Historic Park

Meeting Location: On the Old Croton Aqueduct Trail. Park between houses #124 and #99 on Quaker Bridge Road in Croton on Hudson in designated parking spots marked by Volunteer Park Here signs.

Although gloves and tools will be available on site, you are encouraged to bring your own gloves, loppers, pruners and handsaws

Project 1: Participants will learn how to identify the targeted invasive species and how to manage them by either cutting or digging them up by the roots. They will work in teams alongside experienced naturalists. Tasks will be available for all ages and skill levels; no experience necessary. Start time: 10 am End time: 3 pm All ages welcome.

Project 2: Restoration planting with native plants under the expert guidance of a local naturalist in an area where we have previously removed invasive species. No experience needed. Start time: 10 am End time: 3 pm All ages welcome.

Project 3: Remove tree strangling vines from the edges of the trail under the expert supervision of a very skilled and experienced arborist. A great opportunity to learn from an expert. Note that this is a hilly area and requires some agility. Start time: 10 am End time: 3 pm Adults 18 and over only.

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Registration: Required