Time: August 12, 2017 from 9:45am to 1pm
Location: Stuyvesant Cove Park
Street: Stuyvesant Cove Park (off FDR near 23rd st) – meet at Solar 1 Building on off of FDR
City/Town: New York City
Event Type: volunteer
Organized By: Reinsurance Under 40s
Latest Activity: Aug 10
ReUnder 40’s members are invited to join the SolarOne’s Park Clean-up Day on Saturday, August 12th in Stuyvesant Cove Park in Lower Manhattan. The event is a great opportunity to literally get your hands dirty with other (re)insurance industry professionals. Volunteers will get exercise and fresh air, all while supporting a great cause. Volunteers will learn about gardening & plant identification, what plants are native vs. non-native, and how invasive species effect the local eco-system.
When: Saturday, August 12th, 10am-1pm (try and arrive by 9:45 to get ready)
Where: Stuyvesant Cove Park (off FDR near 23rd st) – meet at Solar 1 Building on off of FDR (see picture below).
What: Activities will include planting, watering, weeding, mulching, and pruning. We’ll be helping the park prepare an area for compost bins, which will include light raking and shoveling. We’ll also assist with rubbish collection and removal. Each activity will be supervised by a member of the park staff who will work alongside us and be available to answer any questions and provide direction and assistance when needed.
What to Bring: We require that volunteers wear close-toed shoes and clothes they don't mind getting dirty, and recommend sunscreen, water bottles, hats and anything else that will make working outside most comfortable. There will be a water cooler in the office to refill water bottles as well as restroom facilities and a secure place to leave personal belongings.
More background about The Sweep site: Stuyvesant Cove Park is an all native species plant park. It provides reclaimed habitat to many plants of our eco-region including those that are endangered and rare. The park is both a passive recreational area as well as an educational space. It is the park’s goal to promote knowledge of native plants and their importance in the ecosystem we are all a part of, as well as instill appreciation of NYC’s unique local flora and facilitate the experience of connecting with nature in this urban environment. The park is overseen and maintained by Solar One, a non-profit dedicated to furthering the learning and innovation that results in more sustainable and resilient urban environments. The park is just under two acres and is maintained by only two Solar One Staff, so we rely a great deal on our volunteers. Solar One partners with members of the community and local businesses and organizations to help keep the park a beautiful and enjoyable space for all.
More background about SolarOne: Solar One’s Mission is to provide education and resources that create more sustainable and resilient urban environments. Solar One empowers learning that changes the way people think about energy, sustainability, and resilience by engaging and educating a diverse set of stakeholders and beneficiaries. The organization offers programs to help individuals and communities explore new ways of living and working that are more adaptive to a changing world.
For any questions re. directions, or if you are running late on the morning of August 12th, please reach out to Blake Berman (917 860 6021).