ConSERVE NYC: August Service Event at Conference House Park, Staten Island

Saturday, August 16, 2014 - 9:30am
Conference House Park
298 Satterlee Street
Staten Island, NY 10307

Join the Student Conservation Association for our August ConSERVE NYC event at Conference House Park on Staten Island! 

Conference House Park marks the “South Pole” of New York, or the southernmost point in the state. The park offers panoramic views of Raritan Bay and New York Harbor, and is home to the Conference House and other historic buildings that date back to early settlement in the 17th century.

This month, SCA is joining up with the Natural Areas Volunteers to help sustain a new forest site planted in 2012. Volunteers will help to protect the young trees by removing invasive species including Oriental Bittersweet, Porcelainberry, Mile-a-Minute vine, and Japanese knotweed.

WHEN: Saturday, August 16th, 9:30 am to 2:30 pm

WHERE: Conference House Park, 298 Satterlee Street, Staten Island, NY 10307. Meet at the Conference House Visitor Center. Parking is available on site. Free shuttle service will also be provided from the Tottenville stop on the Staten Island Railway. 

WHAT: Help sustain newly planted trees by cutting back invasives including Oriental Bittersweet, Porcelainberry, Mile-a-Minute, and Japanese knotweed.

BRING WITH YOU: Please wear long pants and sturdy, closed-toe shoes.

PROVIDED: SCA will provide breakfast and lunch for volunteers as well as work gloves, reusable water bottles, and all project supplies.

REGISTRATION: Please sign up at conserveNYCaugust.eventbrite.com to complete the online waiver.


SCHEDULE:

If coming by public transportation, plan to take the 8:00 am ferry from Manhattan, arriving in Staten Island at 8:30 am. Then take the Staten Island Railway (SIR) to Tottenville (last stop).

9:15 am – 9:30 am: Shuttles will run from the SIR Tottenville stop to the park 
9:30 am: All volunteers arrive at Conference House Park for registration
10:00 am: Welcome and kick-off
10:30 am – 1:30 pm: PROJECT WORK
1:30 pm: Lunch and closing
2:30 pm – 3:30 pm: Optional free historic tour of the Conference House
2:00 pm  4:00 pm (as requested): Return shuttles will run from the park to the SIR Tottenville stop


QUESTIONS:

Contact Ann Pedtke, SCA Outreach Coordinator, at apedtke@thesca.org or 724-678-9401.