New York City: Find Your Park Day of Service

Friday, September 11, 2015 - September 11, 2015 8:30 am

Join SCA to commemorate the September 11th National Day of Service and Remembrance on Governors Island, located in New York Harbor less than a mile from the southern tip of Manhattan and One World Trade Center.  SCA will work with Governors Island National Monument, the Trust for Governors Island, and the Governors Island Alliance to improve this rejuvenated waterfront park space.

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. This Find Your Park Day of Service will be the first of many taking place in the NYC area over the next year in partnership with SCA ConSERVE NYC. Join us on Governors Island to honor the National Park Service and give back to your public lands. 



WHEN: FRIDAY, September 11th, 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.  

WHERE: Kickoff at Governors Island National Monument. Meet at the Manhattan Governors Island Ferry Terminal (Battery Maritime Building) by 8:30am to catch the free volunteer ferry. The Governors Island Ferry Terminal is located at 10 South Street, just north of the Staten Island Ferry Terminal.

***Ferry departs at 9:00 am sharp. Volunteers arriving late will need to pay regular fare for the next public ferry at 10:00 am.***

WHAT: Hands-on historic restoration and conservation work — volunteers will help to restore historic Fort Jay and Castle Williams, improve habitat for threatened monarch butterflies, and construct a new glass house nursery to grow new seedlings for future use on the island.

BRING WITH YOU: Please bring a reusable water bottle and wear long pants and closed-toe shoes. Event will take place rain or shine so please dress for the weather. 

PROVIDED: SCA will provide light morning snacks and a free lunch for all volunteers, as well as work gloves and Find Your Park volunteer t-shirts! 

QUESTIONS: Contact Ann PedtkeSCA Outreach Coordinator, at [email protected] or 724-678-9401. We welcome large groups!

REGISTRATION: To join us, please register at to complete the online waiver.