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Sunday, March 6, 2011

Time to Clean Up

The snow is gone and now, sadly, you can see all the trash that’s been accumulating all winter in our local parks.  Here are some options for beautifying local parks this spring.

(1)  Contact  Yekaterina (“Kate”) Gluzberg, the outreach coordinator for Northern Manhattan for Partnerships for Parks.  She can help you find an event or start one of your own; 212-408-0283  and

(2)  Participate in clean-up, painting or planting efforts in Fort Tryon Park.   Volunteers meet at the entrance to the Heather Garden at Margaret Corbin Circle and usually start their days at 10am.  Scheduled this year are the following:
                      March 13 – Spring Preparation
       April 17 – Earth Day
       May 21 – Spring It’s My Park Day
       June 26 – Painting Day
       July 24
       August 21
       Sept 18 – Fall It’s My Park Day
       Oct 23 – Planting Spring Bulbs

For more information, visit

(3)  The West 181st Beautification Project holds Sunday volunteer events at the West 181st and Pinehurst steps (10 a.m. to 12 p.m.)  The project has a blog,, which is not particularly active. 

(4)  Contact Jennifer Hoppa, who serves as both the administrator for Northern Manhattan Parks for the New York City Parks Department as well as the Executive Director of Fort Tryon Park Trust, the nonprofit advocacy organization for the park; 212-795-1388 (x300) or

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