Join SCA for Earth Day to help preserve historic Fort Wadsworth on Staten Island. With the support of American Express and in support of the Find Your Park campaign, SCA is mobilizing volunteers coast to coast in celebration of the National Park Service Centennial. Join us as we give back to NYC’s National Parks!
One of the oldest military defenses in the country, Fort Wadsworth has guarded the entrance to New York Harbor for over three hundred years. Part of Gateway National Recreation Area, the site offers sweeping views of the harbor, the Manhattan skyline, and the Verrazano Bridge. Volunteers will help to restore this historic site by repairing trails, repainting park structures, and removing invasive species. Some groups will complete additional projects at nearby Great Kills Park.
Free lunch and t-shirts will be provided for all volunteers!
WHEN: Saturday, April 16th, 9:30 am to 2:30 pm
WHERE: Fort Wadsworth, 210 New York Ave, Staten Island, NY 10305.
Kickoff will take place at the picnic area down the hill from the Visitor Center. This location does not have an exact street address – please continue south on New York Ave past the Fort Wadsworth Visitor Center, then turn left on Hudson Road and follow the road down the hill to the picnic area where you will see SCA tables for registration. (Volunteers may park for free at the Visitor Center at 210 New York Ave or at the lower parking lot on Hudson Road.)
***Free volunteer shuttles will be provided from the Staten Island Ferry and will return to the ferry after the project. See full details on registration page.***
WHAT: Volunteers will help to restore historic Fort Wadsworth by repairing trails, repainting park structures, and removing debris from the park’s beaches.
BRING WITH YOU: Please wear long pants and closed-toe shoes, preferably work boots or sturdy sneakers, and bring a reusable water bottle. The event will take place rain or shine so please dress for the weather!
PROVIDED: SCA will provide lunch and snacks for all volunteers, as well as project materials, gloves, and free Find Your Park t-shirts!
REGISTRATION: Register to join us at http://FindYourParkSCAnyc.eventbrite.com to complete the online volunteer waiver.
QUESTIONS: Contact Ann Pedtke, SCA Outreach Coordinator, at [email protected] or 724-678-9401.