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Saturday Forest Volunteer Event

August 13, 2022 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm EDT

Two people working in the woods with a shovel.

Van Cortlandt Park contains 640 acres of forest and wetlands. You can make a difference and help maintain this important ecosystem.

Volunteers will help VCPA staff remove angelica tree (Aralia elata) from the Northeast forest of Van Cortlandt Park. This non-indigenous invasive plant harms the biodiversity of the forest, and its spines are not nice to walk into while walking on the trails. Learn more about the plant, invasive removal techniques, and ecology of the park while out with VCPA staff.

We will meet in front of the Woodlawn Playground at 9am and walk to the worksite from there. VCPA will provide gloves and tools. Please wear long pants, closed-toe sturdy shoes (preferably boots), and bring plenty of water.


Please be advised as of 12/27/21, a vaccine mandate has been ordered by the City of New York. In order to participate in Van Cortlandt Park Alliance volunteer events, all volunteers must be vaccinated.


August 13, 2022
9:00 am - 12:00 pm EDT
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