SCA VOLUNTEERS BUILDING RESILIENCY IN NYC’S PUBLIC LANDS
SCA launched the ConSERVE NYC initiative on the one-year anniversary of Hurricane Sandy, with the goal of mobilizing 1000 volunteers in 12 months to build resiliency in New York City’s parks and green spaces.
Read more about the first year of the initiative in our ConSERVE NYC Report (pdf)
Two years later, ConSERVE NYC has overwhelmingly succeeded in these goals. ConSERVE NYC has held 21 events across all five boroughs and engaged over 2,400 volunteers. Those volunteers are young and they are diverse. Collectively they make up a next-generation volunteer force that is committed to restoring NYC’s public lands. ConSERVE NYC has built a community of stewards and provided NYC youth with a platform to give back and connect with others who care about conservation and urban resiliency. By mobilizing young people to address the issues facing NYC’s parks, ConSERVE NYC has inspired communities to come together as part of the solution.
Questions on how your group can get involved? Want to help support events by donating snacks or tools? Contact [email protected].