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Invasive Species Awareness Week: A Global Perspective

Posted by Filomena Riganti
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It’s not all pretty! In recognition of National Invasive Species Awareness Week, Filomena Riganti, Project Manager at NYRP, will share information about an invasive species each day. Read on to learn more about these pests and what to look out for in a green space near you. Today, we delve into the spread of invasive species, and how it’s affecting NYC neighborhoods--like Inwood/Washington Heights.

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Invasive Species Awareness Week: The Dirt on Earthworms

Posted by Filomena Riganti
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It’s not all pretty! In recognition of National Invasive Species Awareness Week, Filomena Riganti, Project Manager at NYRP, will share information about an invasive species each day. Read on to learn more about these pests and what to look out for in a green space near you. Today’s species is the earthworm, a friend to the gardener, destruction to the forest…

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Invasive Species Awareness Week: VLB Has Made it Here

Posted by Filomena Riganti
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It’s not all pretty! In recognition of National Invasive Species Awareness Week, Filomena Riganti, Project Manager at NYRP, will share information about an invasive species each day. Read on to learn more about these pests and what to look out for in a green space near you. Today’s species is a beetle with a bite…

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Invasive Species Awareness Week: Coming To A Tree Near You

Posted by Filomena Riganti
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In recognition of National Invasive Species Awareness Week, Filomena Riganti, Project Manager at NYRP, will share information about an invasive species each day. Read on to learn more about these pests and what to look out for in a green space near you. Today’s species is a vicious tree-eating insect that can significantly eliminate ash trees from NYC’s landscape…

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Spotting London Planes and Pigeons: An “I Spy” game leads to enviro-learning

Posted by Charlie Reynoso
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On Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Christine Keefe from We Grok It! was joined by gardener Laura Mejia and 10 little citizen scientists at NYRP’s Bathgate Community Garden in the Bronx. We Grok It! is an organization dedicated to social and environmental justice through scientific fellowship and learning, that is also working with NYRP to help activate the Bathgate garden by providing quality programming for neighborhood residents.

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Amanda Brown: Spaces for Community, Community for Spaces

Posted by Anne Tan-Detchkov
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NYRP’s Director of Community Engagement, Amanda Brown, has seen many open-space transformations throughout the city, but no tool, supply, or source of manpower is more transformative than the most important asset in space-making: dedicated community members. After a renovation, Amanda says, sense of community is what makes a public space really thrive.

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Life after AmeriCorps: Elaine Markovich

Posted by Anne Tan-Detchkov
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Soon-to-be Community Health Volunteer with Peace Corps Ethiopia, Elaine reflects on her service as AmeriCorps Public Events and Outreach Assistant with us at NYRP. Both positions highlight Elaine’s personal (and selfless) interests: dedicating service and empowering community.

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