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Forest Restoration Fridays

Every Friday during June, volunteers can join VCPA staff in maintaining the floodplain forest along Tibbetts Brook in Van Cortlandt Park.

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Water Chestnut Wednesdays

Water chestnut (Trapa natans) is a non-indigenous, aquatic plant that harms the ecological, and recreational value of waterways here in the Northeast.

Forest Invasive Species Training & Removal

Join VCPA staff who have been working this summer monitoring habitat of the Northwest Forest in a training of invasive species within the region, and take part in a removal effort. The event will begin with an introduction to the Northwest forest, followed by a training on common non-indigenous invasive plants in the region and...

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Park Clean Up Mondays

Join us in tidying up Van Cortlandt Park after the weekend. Special Clean Up after July 4th on Tuesday July 5! Meet our staff in front of the Van Cortlandt Park Golf Course Clubhouse at 9am. We will provide gloves, grabbers, and trash bags. Bring along water. RSVP Now. Please be advised as of 12/27/21,...

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Garden Volunteer Days

The VCPA Garden & Compost Site needs you this summer! Our newly expanded garden needs lots of help to weed, water, and harvest veggies.

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Water Chestnut Wednesdays

Water chestnut (Trapa natans) is a non-indigenous, aquatic plant that harms the ecological, and recreational value of waterways here in the Northeast. VCPA leads the effort in removing the harmful plant species. Come join us and learn more about freshwater ecology, put on a pair of waders, or hop in a canoe, all the while...

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Youth Run Farmstand

We are very excited to bring our Youth Run Farmstand featuring fresh local produce at affordable prices back! Wednesdays 2-7pm from July 6th to October 26 Train Park (Gale Place and Orloff Avenue) We accept WIC, FMNP Checks, EBT, Snap, Cash and Credit/Debit.

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Starlight Cinema

Council Member Eric Dinowitz, NYC Parks, and Van Cortlandt Park Alliance Present: Starlight Cinema: NATURE’S REVENGE!  sponsored by Optimum.

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Forest Restoration Fridays

Every Friday during July 2022, volunteers can join VCPA staff in maintaining the floodplain forest along Tibbetts Brook in Van Cortlandt Park.