May 7, 2023
Adults: $50 (18+)
Consider donating towards our goal of $5,000 to reforest our woods with native trees
Join Edgemont families and community members for a morning of outdoor community service and hamburgers/hot dogs to celebrate Earth Day. Volunteer work will consist of removing invasive ivy from the Nature Center grounds and moving/spreading wood chips in the meadow and on our hiking trails.
After the work, enjoy a lunch of hot dogs and hamburgers while our Naturalists show off some of our animal friends from our collection.
- Volunteer Time: 10am-12pm
- Lunch: 12pm-1pm
WHAT TO BRING:
- Garden Gloves
- Protective Clothing (pants, boots, long sleeve shirt)
Why are we pulling the ivy?
Invasive species control is a fundamental aspect of keeping our natural lands as healthy as possible. English Ivy (Hedera helix) and other common ivy species can be seen throughout the woods at the Nature Center outcompeting native groundcover plants and choking native trees. These natives are crucial for our pollinators while the ivy provides no ecological advantages. So we pull ivy to keep our native plants and pollinators as happy and well fed as possible, improving the overall health of our forests.
Alongside the pulling, we are also collecting donations towards our goal of $5,000 to reforest our woods with native trees. Play a part in creating the most ecologically beneficial environment for our wildlife at the Nature Center.
Parking is available in our visitor lot
99 Dromore rd, Scarsdale NY, 10583