Mulchfest 2012 Volunteer Orientation

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

The Arsenal (in Central Park)

830 Fifth Avenue, Manhattan

3rd Floor Gallery

MulchFest is an annual event held by the Department of Parks &
Recreation, in partnership with the Department of Sanitation, that provides
New Yorkers with the opportunity to bring their holiday trees to be
recycled at designated sites across the five boroughs. At these sites we
use “chipping machines” to turn dead trees into mulch, which
can then be placed in tree pits and horticultural areas to help conserve
warmth and soil moisture throughout the winter.

Every year, MillionTreesNYC seeks Education Volunteers to help out at
MulchFest by assisting at mulching sites in flagship parks across the city
and teaching New Yorkers about the importance of tree care during the
winter. It’s also a great opportunity to pick up some mulch for use on the
trees on your block!

MulchFest Education Volunteers:

• Teach event visitors about the environmental benefits of

• Help bag mulch for park patrons to take home with them;

• Promote the MillionTreesNYC Stewardship Program.

Register for our orentation session to find out how YOU can participate!
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Volunteer with the NYC Parks Special Events GreenTeam on June 25th at Adventures NYC!

Visit to volunteer.

The GreenTeam will make its next appearance on June 25, 2011 at Adventures NYC, an outdoor sports festival in Central Park. From 12:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m. near the Bandshell at 72nd Street, members of the NYC Parks GreenTeam will help clean and green the event by collecting as much recycling as possible! This will be a great chance to pitch in while meeting other eco-minded New Yorkers who share your passion for recycling and conservation.
It is not too late to volunteer with the GreenTeam at Adventures NYC!

Visit theGreenTeam webpageto sign up for a shift.

See you in the park!
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Here are some photos of the Street Games event, which took place Saturday, May 7th, 2011 in Thomas Jefferson park on East Harlem. Photos by Julie Raskin.

                                                       Billy “Buddha” Metallinos, Recycling Director