Thursday, January 2, 2014

Friends of VCP's January 2014 Enewsletter

Happy New Year!  We hope that you and your family have a Healthy and Happy 2014.
The Friends of Van Cortlandt Park are very proud of all that we accomplished last year and thank you for your support allowing us to achieve our Top 10 Accomplishments in 2013

We are excited to see what 2014 brings us and the Park and have made 5 Resolutions for the new year

See you in the Park!


FVCP is Hiring

The Friends are hiring a Seasonal Trails Project Manager who will work with our high school interns, Volunteer Trails Crew and other volunteers to complete projects in our Trails Plan while ensuring community involvement in these trail rehabilitation efforts.  Interested candidates need to apply by January 17th, 2014.

Treecycle at Mulchfest

Ring in the New Year by recycling your Christmas tree on January 11 and 12, 2014 at NYC Parks' annual MulchFest from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. daily, at locations citywide. Bring your tree to one of over 80 designated parks, to be recycled into mulch, that will nourish plantings across the city or your own garden. Free mulch collection bags will be provided for your convenience.
There will be 36 chipping sites and 47 drop-off sites throughout the five boroughs. And starting Saturday, January 4th, you can drop off your tree at any designated site.  Remember to remove all lights and decorations before dropping your tree off.

In Van Cortlandt Park, chipping will occur at the VC Golf Course and trees can also be dropped off at Indian Field (no chipping).  For a complete list of sites, visit the MulchFest webpage.

Save the Date: 
20th Annual Bronx Parks Speak Up

Saturday February 22nd, 2014
from 11am to 5pm
This year’s theme is “Bronx Parks: A 20/20 Vision”.  This annual networking conference will be held in the Faculty Dining Room of the Music Building of Lehman College.  For more information visit 

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