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Furnace Brook Volunteer Tree Maintenance

When:
October 6, 2023: 10:30AM to 1:15PM
Where:
Oscawana Park, 123 Cortlandt St, Croton-On-Hudson, NY 10520 map

Riverkeeper is looking for volunteers who can commit to a tree maintenance project at the Furnace Brook on October 6 from 9:30 AM to 1:30 PM. Parking is available at the Oscawana Park parking lot at 123 Cortlandt St, Croton-On-Hudson, NY 10520. Volunteers will first meet Riverkeeper staff there and will be led to the project site on Maiden Lane (~0.3 miles from the parking lot).

The tree maintenance project includes aligning the tree tubes, removing and replacing broken tubes, pounding stakes, and watering to care for existing trees as well as inventorying. Volunteers will also remove invasive species removal (using pruners only). Only Riverkeeper staff can use machetes and/or eagle beaks and designate the plants and vines that need to be cut.

Schedule:
10:15am: Arrive 15 minutes early to meet at Oscawana Park parking lot and walk to site
10:30am: Maintenance discussion/overview with volunteers
11:00am: Begin maintenance
12:15pm: Maintenance concludes and wrap-up
12:30pm: Refreshments
12:45am: Creek Tour
1:15pm: Event Ends

Safety Precautions:
Volunteers are strongly advised to wear long pants, sturdy closed-toed shoes or boots, wear long hair tied back, and remove jewelry. Please dress comfortably with the weather in mind. Water and snacks will be available, but volunteers are also advised to bring their own full reusable water bottle and snacks. Please also bring gardening/work gloves and a shovel if you have them. Volunteers will be required to follow safety protocols at this event, including staying with the group at all times and watching your footing. They must also remain on land and cannot step foot into the water. Only ages 18 and up can participate.

Please email Katie Leung at [email protected] if you have any questions. Katie will reach back out to you with more details this month.

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