This Past Weekend at the Park!

This Saturday (May 4, 2013) we participated in Jane's Walk NYC, sponsored by the Municipal Art Society. Thousands of New Yorkers gather annually for the weekend series. Jane's Walk offers over 100 free guided walks throughout New York's five boroughs. The international program was created to commemorate the life and legacy of New York urbanist Jane Jacobs.

We had a great turnout!

The Room was full of visitors enjoying the New York City skyline from across the East River. 

We also participated in the second annual I Love My Park Day! This is a statewide event, organized by Parks & Trails New York (PTNY) in partnership with the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation (OPRHP) and local Friends groups, to celebrate and enhance New York’s parks and historic sites and bring visibility to the State Park system and its needs. The NY State Commission on National and Community Service joined the effort this year to help recruit volunteers, promote the initiative and engage AmeriCorps members to support to projects across the state. Volunteers celebrated New York’s park system by cleaning up park lands and beaches, planting trees and gardens, restoring trails and wildlife habitat, removing invasive species, and working on various site improvement projects.

We had an amazing group of volunteers who did a beautiful job weeding under the Copper Beech trees. 

Check out the progress that was made! Below you can see the pachysandra beneath the Copper Beech trees, before and after weeding.