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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– via Anandi Premlall of

We need your skills (+ the power of social media for good) to help bring attention to the positive effects of transforming abandoned rails to beautiful trails and thus create The Rockaway Beach Branch Greenway/Queens Highline/Queensway!

Facebook Group:
Use hashtag #QueensHighline when tweeting

Contact Anandi Premlall for more info.

Dear GreenTeam Volunteers,

Help us “green” our next big event! Join us on Saturday, May 7 at Thomas Jefferson Park in Harlem for our 4th annual Street Games event.

The GreenTeam seeks 20 Recycling Volunteers who aren’t afraid to get their hands dirty for a good cause. Street Games Recycling Volunteers will:

  • Learn about recycling in NYC
  • Help collect recylable material from throughout the event
  • Compete to win prizes

Volunteer @ Street Games
Saturday, May 7
10:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. or 1:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Thomas Jefferson Park, Harlem, 114th Street and First Avenue

Click here to register

Thanks for helping us clean and green our public events!

19 days until spring is officially here! That means soon it will be warm enough to enjoy warm weather activities in your nearby park. On Saturday, May 7th, 2011, New York City Department of Parks & Recreation will be hosting it’s annual “Street Games” event in East Harlem. This is where you come in.

The latest major Parks event that GreenTeam participated in was Winter Jam 2011, which took place in the Nethermead in Prospect Park in Brooklyn. Despite the cold, rainy weather, we made history with over 40 volunteers and over 400 pieces of recyclable trash collected- let’s beat our record! We are looking to out-do ourselves.

We are looking for individual volunteers and teams- bring your friends. If you are a community group or non-profit organization based in the Harlems, Upper Manhattan (Washington Heights and Inwood), or the Bronx, here is your opportunity to participate!

More information coming soon…

Join our Facebook page: Parks GreenTeam

Please notice that we have added an “Opportunities” page of our GreenTeam blog. If you have any New York City-area “green” volunteer or job opportunity that is non-profit/community-based that deals in recycling, composting, horticulture, parks,or related topics, please let us know so that we can post it.

In addition, if you are having any upcoming events in the community that are green-related, e-mail us the information and if applicable, any flyers and if you are a Twitter user, tweet us at @ParksGreenTeam to help spread the word.

Nominate Parks for Government use of Twitter!

Parks have been nominated for the 3rd Annual Shorty Award for best us of Twitter by a government agency.

What is a Shorty Award, you ask? The Shorty Awards recognize the best of the best in social media using the Twitter platform. Why Shorty? Well, because using Twitter, one must be clever, enticing, and be able to get their point across and draw interest in 140 words or less!

You can go to the Shorty Awards website, linked below, and directly tweet about why YOU think @NYCParks deserves the award. Please pass the word around and nominate Parks for best Government use of Twitter!

Click here to nominate @NYCParks for the Shorty Award

Please continue to tweet this and help us win!