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‘Work Days’ Help Community Gardens Thrive

Posted by Sean Nevins
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When beautiful, open green space is more available to New Yorkers, we all win. There’s more room to relax and socialize, the environment brightens, and opportunities abound for better access to fresh, healthy food.

But freeing and maintaining that green space—especially in New York’s underserved neighborhoods--takes work. And that’s where YOU can help get the job done.

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Gardening Tips & Tricks: Water and Mulch!

Posted by Sean Nevins
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At NYRP, our staff is comprised of dedicated, motivated, and green-minded individuals. These folks include experts in the field of horticulture, landscape architecture, environmental education, and community relations that are eager to share their wealth of knowledge with you. We asked a few of our resident gardening experts for their top tips to help you get the most out of your garden this season! Read on to learn about watering and mulching from Rosemarie Miner, our Citywide Volunteer Programs Coordinator, and join her in the field at our next volunteer event!

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May in Northern Manhattan

Posted by Sean Nevins
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May has been a fantastic month for volunteers in Northern Manhattan, from Sherman Creek Stewards to our partner-led Children’s Garden programs! Despite the often dreary weather last month, folks were eager to get into their local parks to act as stewards of their environment. We were just as eager to give them the opportunity!

Here’s a quick recap of what happened in May...

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Photo of the Week - Volunteering with NYRP

Posted by Sean Nevins
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Did you know you can volunteer with New York Restoration Project? Whether you’d like to volunteer as an individual or with your co-workers, NYRP offers a variety of volunteer opportunities across the five boroughs. Join us in cleaning, greening, and caring for parks, NYRP’s 52 community gardens and other open spaces across New York City. There’s so much to do and so many opportunities to get involved, meet other like-minded New Yorkers, and have a blast making an impact and creating a more sustainable city for all New Yorkers!

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October 5th Weekly Round Up

Posted by Sean Nevins
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This season may be changing but we still have various events happening across the five boroughs. Check out what’s upcoming below! For more information, visit our calendar at nyrp.org/calendar, email info@nyrp.org, or call (212) 333-2552. You can also stay up to date and sign up for our newsletter for all things NYRP related!

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Volunteer on September 26th with our Compost Crew

Posted by Sean Nevins
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New York Restoration Project has a standing invitation to the rest of New York: come compost with us! Every Saturday morning, residents of Inwood drop-off their compostable food scraps at the Inwood Greenmarket We pick those scraps up in the afternoon and use them to make ‘black gold.’

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An AmeriCorps’ Perspective: David Robertson

Posted by Sean Nevins
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We're so grateful for our partnership with AmeriCorps that brings us fabulous, dedicated individuals who love serving the city of New York. This week, we caught up with David Robertson who spends his time in the field cleaning and greening various green spaces throughout the city. Check out what he has to say about serving as an AmeriCorps with NYRP! #Stand4Service

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Volunteer Opportunity: Wetland Cleanup

Posted by Sean Nevins
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Maintaining wetlands on Manhattan’s shorelines takes work. The wetlands at Sherman Creek Park are no exception. Any given day, you can spy a diversity of aquatic plants, animals—from crabs to egrets—and… trash.

On Saturday, July 25th, we’re inviting volunteers to come out as a part of our Sherman Creek Stewards program. Staff will lead you in a tour of our wetland areas, including a naturalized stand of phragmites growing along the Harlem River and the salt marsh in Swindler Cove at Sherman Creek Park. Along the way we will engage in trail maintenance, from litter and debris removal, to cutting back plants and weeding.

If you want to learn more about the importance of healthy wetlands to our urban environment, come out for the Wetland Clean-Up at Sherman Creek Park on Saturday, July 25th from 8:30am-11:00am. To register email volunteer@nyrp.org or call 917-291-6436.

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July 20 Weekly Round Up

Posted by Sean Nevins
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This week is filled with exciting events across the five boroughs. Check out what’s upcoming below! For more information, visit our calendar at nyrp.org/calendar, email info@nyrp.org, or call (212) 333-2552. You can also stay up to date and sign up for our newsletter for all things NYRP related!

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Get #RootedinNYC with NYRP

Posted by Sean Nevins
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TD Bank wants to know what being #RootedinNYC means to you! This campaign spotlights New Yorkers who are improving their urban environment and their communities. We asked our Bronx and Manhattan Regional Engagement Manager, Charlie Reynoso, to share what being #RootedinNYC means to him.

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