NYC Parks: Stewardship Opportunities

Greetings Saint Ann’s Community,

We hope everyone is having a restful and rejuvenative summer!  As the summer progresses, we’re continuing our conversations with numerous organizations, and will continue to post information about opportunities both long- and short-term, in accordance with our mission.

Read below to learn more about events and news from NYC’s Parks Department!


The Saint Ann’s Community Service Team

The Bronx

Green Neighborhoods – Soundview & Castle Hill 
Saturday, July 22
9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Location: Soundview Park, Bronx
Join the NYC Parks Stewardship Team for our monthly Green Neighborhoods event! This month, volunteers will learn how to aerate, cultivate, mulch, and identify street trees as they help green their neighborhoods!


Green Neighborhood – Sunset Park
Saturday, July 8
9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Location: Sunset Park, Brooklyn
Come join the NYC Parks Stewardship Team as we care for street tree beds and young trees in Brooklyn. This event is part of our monthly Green Neighborhood series in the neighborhood of Sunset Park.


Street Tree Care – Harlem
Thursday, July 22
10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
 Sunshine Playground
Come take care of street trees in one of NYC’s most historic neighborhoods! Join the NYC Parks Stewardship team in helping clean, weed, aerate, and mulch young street trees

Other news from the Parks Department:

Raoul Wallenberg Forest Invasive Species Removal

At our last Spring Citywide Stewardship Day, hardworking volunteers helped remove harmful invasive species from Raoul Wallenberg Forest in The Bronx. On Saturday July 8, NYC Parks Stewardship is offering the opportunity to do it again! Past volunteers can come and see the progress of their work and new volunteers can join in and learn some invasive species removal techniques.

New York Invasive Species Awareness Week!

New York Invasive Species Awareness Week is coming up this month, and NYC Parks Stewardship will be hosting multiple volunteer events to celebrate! On July 12 we will pull Mile-a-minute vine at Willow Lake, Queens. On July 13, we will remove mugwort at Marine Park, and remove Brooklyn & Japanese knotweed at Clove Lakes Park, Staten Island. And last but not least, on July 14 we will cut multiflora rose in Pelham Bay Park, Bronx. We hope to see you celebrating with us during this important week!

City of Water Day!

City of Water Day is right around the corner and what better way to celebrate than with the NYC Parks Stewardship Team! This year we will be hosting three separate City of Water Day volunteer events to help connect New Yorkers with our waters: Ferry Point Park and Pelham Bay Park, Bronx and Goodhue Pond Park, Staten Island. This Staten Island event will also serve as a part of our monthly green neighborhood program for July.


The STEW-MAP 2017 survey is now live!  STEW-MAP is a map and searchable database of stewardship groups designed to help understand and strengthen our civic capacityto take care of New York’s neighborhoods. Check your inbox or mailbox for your copy of the survey, and respond ASAP to make sure your group gets on the map!  Your response and input helps support a vibrant, connected, and green NYC.  Visit the NYC Urban Field Station’s website for more information about STEW-MAP, and contact with any questions.

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