Voluteers Planting Trees in Pelham Bay Park

Pelham Bay Park is the largest of all city parks. 2,772 acres, is it three times larger than Central Park. Volunteers play a critical role in its longevity.IMG_7720

On Saturday, November 23, 2013, NYC Department of Parks and Recreation’s, Natural Areas Volunteers and MillionTrees NYC hosted a tree planting event in Pelham Bay Park.

Over the years, several planting sites have been completed within the Park. This one concentrated on Rodman’s Neck. I was pleased to see that among the tree species, magnolias were planted!

Over 60 volunteers came out and planted 1300 trees and shrubs.

Throughout the year there are several opportunities to get involved. On Wednesday, December 11, between 9 -1pm, NAV will be removing invasive weeds. If you’d like to participate, or get information on future events, please visit www.nycgovparks.org


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