Volunteer opportunity description

Join the Freshkills Park Alliance and NYC Parks Department for a “Thrive with Pride” volunteer day at Schmul Park on June 26th! Start off your Pride weekend with LGBTQ+ community and allies and learn how to identify native, invasive, and ornamental plants while helping to make the pollinator garden thrive and welcoming to all!  A special Pride arts activity will follow the landscaping project using natural materials (details to be announced soon). Together we will help Schmul Park thrive with pride. Show off your pride by wearing any rainbow apparel that you won’t mind getting a little dirty. 

Location: We will meet at Schmul Park ( Pearson St. & Watson Ave). By public transportation take the S62 or S92 to Victory Blvd/ Wild Ave.  

Time: 9:00 am- 12:00 pm

Gear: Wear clothes you don't mind getting dirty, long pants are preferred.  Closed-toe shoes like sneakers or boots are required.   Please also bring water and sunblock.  Gardening gloves will be provided.

Technology: Feel free to take photos, but consider carefully before bringing any electronic devices with you as they may possibly get wet, damaged, or dropped during the program.

Restrictions: You will be asked to sign an activity waiver before participating in the program. Participants must be Ages 16+

Cancellation: This event will be canceled if registration is too low, or if there is a 60% or greater chance of rain on the day of the event. You will be asked to confirm your registration by email before the event. As we receive cancellations, names will be added from the waitlist. If you know you will be unable to attend, please cancel your registration by email so we can fill the reservation. info@freshkillspark.org

Covid-19 Precautions: 

All Visitors and Staff must wear a mask during the entire event.

Masks, Gloves, and Hand sanitizer will be available. 

All gardening equipment will be sanitized before and after the event. 

By participating in this event you are acknowledging that you and your guests have not experienced a fever, not tested positive for COVID-19, and have not been exposed to anyone with COVID-19 within 14 days of the event. Should you develop symptoms after registration, please cancel your registration by email.


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Registration: By registering for this event, you confirm you will provide your own transportation. 

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Restrictions: You will be asked to sign an activity waiver before participating in the program.  Volunteers must be 16 years+ to participate.

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We need volunteers on these days:
June 26, 2021

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The Freshkills Park Alliance

Karl Vetter
Program Development Coordinator
(929) 481-2795
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