Join us for a day of volunteer service at High Rock Park on the Staten Island Greenbelt! High Rock Park suffered severe damage during Superstorm Sandy, with trees downed, sections of trail washed out, and bridges and boardwalks destroyed. Volunteers will help restore the park by removing invasives, building check steps to prevent erosion, and clearing trails. Snacks and project materials will be provided.
Join the Student Conservation Association for a 9/11 Memorial Project on the Staten Island Greenbelt
Event Date: Saturday, September 7th, 2013
Location: High Rock Park, Staten Island Greenbelt, New York City
Join SCA, NYC Parks, and the Greenbelt Conservancy for a day of volunteer service at High Rock Park on the Staten Island Greenbelt! The Greenbelt encompasses over 2,800 acres in the heart of Staten Island, including 35 miles of hiking trails and the city’s largest forest preserve. High Rock Park, with deep woods and quiet ponds, is one of the most tranquil park sites on the Greenbelt, and offers panoramic 360-degree views of Staten Island from the top of Moses’ Mountain.
The Greenbelt suffered severe damage during Superstorm Sandy, with trees downed, sections of trail washed out, and bridges and boardwalks destroyed. Volunteers will help restore the park by removing invasives, improving trails, and building check steps to prevent erosion.
When: Saturday, September 7th, 9:30 am to 1:30 pm
Where: High Rock Park, Staten Island (200 Nevada Avenue, Staten Island, NY 10306)
What: Trail improvement and invasives removal
Bring with you: Please wear long pants and sturdy shoes that you don’t mind getting dirty. We will provide light snacks for all volunteers as well as gloves and water bottles.
Please sign up for the event through the SCA website in order to complete SCA’s volunteer waiver. Registration will close on WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 4TH. You can find the registration link here: http://nycserviceseptember.eventbrite.com/
BY CAR: Drive to the north entrance of High Rock Park at 200 Nevada Avenue. Park in the lower parking lot and follow the asphalt footpath up the hill to the Visitor’s Studio. The path will be marked with SCA signage.
BY PUBLIC TRANSIT: Take the free Staten Island Ferry from Battery Park in Manhattan, then take the Staten Island Railway to the New Dorp stop. After exiting the train, turn right along New Dorp Plaza, left onto Steele Avenue, right onto Richmond Road, then left onto Altamont Street. Follow Altamont up the hill until you reach a black metal gate and a gravel road into the park. Follow the gravel road until you see the Red Dot Trail on the right, which will take you uphill to the Visitor’s Studio. The trail will be marked with SCA signage.
9:30 – 10:00 am: Arrival, registraton, introductions
10:00 am – 1:00 pm: PROJECT WORK
1:00 – 1:30 pm: Wrap up
Contact Ann Pedtke, SCA NYC Outreach Coordinator,
at [email protected] or 724-678-9401.