Join the Student Conservation Association as we gather on Governors Island to mark one year of ConSERVE NYC. As we honor the 9.11 National Day of Service & Remembrance by giving back to the city within sight of Ground Zero, we will also be marking one year of successful ConSERVE NYC events and celebrating the hundreds of SCA volunteers who have devoted so many hours of service across the city in the past year.
WHEN: Saturday, September 13th, 8:00 am to 2:00 pm
WHERE: Governors Island National Monument. Meet at the Manhattan Governors Island Ferry Terminal by 7:45 am to catch the free volunteer ferry. The Governors Island Ferry Terminal is located on South Street just to the north of the Staten Island Ferry Terminal. Ferry departs at 8:00 am sharp.
WHAT: Working to preserve and restore Fort Jay and other historic areas on Governors Island.
BRING WITH YOU: Please wear long pants and sturdy, closed-toe shoes.
PROVIDED: SCA will provide snacks and lunch for volunteers as well as work gloves, reusable water bottles, and all project supplies.
REGISTRATION: Please sign up at conserveNYCseptember.eventbrite.com to complete the online waiver.
Please plan to be at the Govenors Island Ferry Terminal no later than 7:45 to check in and catch the free volunteer ferry to the island!
7:45 am: Meet at the Manhattan Governors Island Ferry Terminal
8:00 am: Volunteer ferry departs for Governors Island
8:30 am: Breakfast, welcome, & kick-off on the Island
9:00 am – 12:00 pm: PROJECT WORK
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm: Lunch, celebration, & volunteer recognitions
1:00 pm – 2:00 pm: The National Park Service will lead a free historic tour of the Fort for volunteers after lunch. Volunteers are welcome to take part in the tour, or stay on the island for other recreational activities. Free public ferry service back to Manhattan is available hourly until 5:30 pm.
Contact Ann Pedtke at [email protected] or 724-678-9401.