If you’re one of the 8 billion people on the planet, you’re recovering from the worst pandemic in 100 years. You don’t take too many things for granted.
Covid-19 brought our inter-connectivity into high relief. The fragility of Mother Nature was brought right to our doorstep. Carl Sagan’s notion of one pale blue dot (Earth) was driven home.
Today I am asking you to take a step to make the Earth a better place. The New York-North Jersey Chapter of AMC is partnering with New York City Parks and the Natural Areas Conservancy to revive a trail maintenance project in Pelham Bay Park in the Bronx. And we could use your help!
First, you’ll need to attend a virtual orientation on Wednesday, July 27 from noon-1 p.m. The event is organized by NYC Parks and will walk you through the basics of their Super Steward program.
If you enjoy the training, you can join us on Saturday, August 6 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. for an in-person trail clean-up at Pelham Bay Park. You’ll learn how to assess trail conditions, how to identify and manage invasive plants, how to prune vegetation, and more. All the equipment will be provided. You just bring your energy.
I hope you can make it. Until then, enjoy the journey on the trail.
Urban Trails Supervisor
New York-North Jersey Chapter