Volunteers Spruce Up Van Cortlandt Park

Boy Scouts of America Troop 240 volunteer Ethan (l) joined High School of Law and Public Service in sprucing up Van Cortlandt Park!
Photo by Edward Watkins

The Women of Woodlawn and the Friends of Van Cortlandt Park rolled up their sleeves and went to work revitalizing Van Cortlandt Park as part of a clean-up day effort on Saturday, October 20. Local volunteers of all ages joined the two organizations in helping remove invasive vines from the park.

Volunteers worked diligently to remove invasive plant roots.
Photo by Edward Watkins

Nick from Manhattan College helped rid the area of harmful vines.
Photo by Edward Watkins

Volunteers helped each other remove invasive plants from the park’s grounds.
Photo by Edward Watkins

Friends of Van Cortlandt Park’s Alex (l) gave Manhattan College volunteers pointers on how to properly pull vines from the ground.
Photo by Edward Watkins

Alex (c) gave a presentation explaining about the local plant life.
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Pamela (l) and Feteri helped clean up the discarded vines.
Photo by Edward Watkins

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