ConSERVE NYC: December Service Event at Van Cortlandt Park

Saturday, December 7, 2013 - December 7, 2013 10:00 am

Join SCA for our December ConSERVE NYC event at Van Cortlandt Park in the Bronx on Saturday, December 7th!

Van Cortlandt Park is the third-largest park in New York City, and contains over 20 miles of trails. Volunteers will be working on the park’s Cross Country Trail, building water bars to divert stormwater and prevent erosion.

This event is the third in a yearlong series of public service projects hosted by SCA across the five boroughs of New York City. With Saturday conservation projects at new sites each month, ConSERVE NYC offers volunteers the opportunity to help build resiliency in New York City’s public lands—and to network with others who share an interest in urban conservation.

When: Saturday, December 7th, 10:00am to 2:00pm
Where: Van Cortlandt Park, Bronx (meet at Picnic Area at Broadway & West 242nd Street, Bronx, NY 10471)
What: Building and repairing water bars along the Cross Country Trail (no prior experience necessary)
Bring with you: Please wear long pants and sturdy shoes that you don’t mind getting dirty. SCA will provide snacks and lunch for all volunteers as well as work gloves and reusable water bottles. 

Registration: Please sign up for this event online at to complete SCA’s volunteer waiver.


BY PUBLIC TRANSIT: Take the #1 train to the 242nd Street stop in the Bronx. After exiting the train, enter Van Cortlandt Park at West 242nd Street. The Picnic Area will be just inside the park on the left. The park entrance and meeting location will be marked with SCA signage.


10:00-10:30 am: Registration and snacks
10:30-1:30 pm: PROJECT WORK
1:30-2:00 pm: Lunch and closing

Questions: Contact Ann Pedtke, SCA Marketing Outreach Coordinator, at [email protected] or 724-678-9401.

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