Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Friends of VCP's October 2013

Upcoming Events

Get Active Hiking Series in VCP
Join us on the First Saturday of Each Month at 10am for a hike in Van Cortlandt Park.  Please wear appropriate shoes and bring plenty of water and a snack for the hike.

October 5th, meet at Woodlawn Playground (VCP East & Kepler Ave.):  Family friendly leisurely hike in the Northeast Wood.  Hike will last 60-90 minutes.  Appropriate for young and old.

November 2nd, meet at the Friends Compost & Garden Site (enter the Park at Broadway and Mosholu Ave):  An introductory hike of 2-3 hours in the Northwest Woods.

December 7th at 10am, meet at the last stop of the 1 train: Our longest hike- a 3-4 hour hike to see all Seven Wonders of Van Cortlandt Park.

Northeast Forest Volunteer Day
Saturday October 5th meeting at 10am
Join us as we continue our forest restoration efforts in the Northeast Woods of VCP.  Volunteers are needed to remove invasive plants and plant native trees and shrubs.  Meet in front of Woodlawn Playground, located near Van Cortlandt Park East and Kepler Ave.

Volunteer Trails Restoration Crew
Second Saturdays of the Month
from September to December 2013 from 10am to 3pm
Want to develop useful skills, while making a significant contribution to the future of Van Cortlandt Park and the Bronx Community?  Crew Members will work alongside trails professionals, developing skills in various areas of trail construction while improving the various trails in Van Cortlandt Park.  Projects include building boardwalks, clearing waterbars and drainage swells and installing drainage dips.  No prior trails experience is necessary but encouraged; all training will be offered in an on-the-job format.  All volunteers must register online by the first Friday of each month.

It’s My Park Day: John Kieran Trail
Saturday October 19th, meeting at 10am
Join us for this citywide month of giving back to your local parks.  Volunteers are needed to remove invasive plants and help plant native trees and shrubs as the Friends continue our efforts on the John Kieran Trail.  Meet at 242nd Street and Broadway- just inside the Park near the last stop of 1 train.

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