Natural Areas Conservancy
Saturday, October 29th
9:00 AM-1:00 PM EDT
Join author Alison Sant, the Natural Areas Conservancy (NAC), and our partners, New York Restoration Project (NYRP) and Word Up Community Bookshop/Librería Comunitaria for a tree planting event on Saturday, October 29 in Highbridge Park, Manhattan.
This event highlights the power of the written word, community engagement, and local nature conservation — and the exciting collaborations that can happen when they all come together! At 9:00 A.M., participants will meet at the Word Up Community Bookshop for a welcome and to meet author and urban planner Alison Sant who recently published her book: From the Ground Up – Local Efforts to Create Resilient Cities.
After this short introduction, we’ll walk across the street to Highbridge Park for a walking tour and tree planting. As we walk to the tree planting site, experts from the NAC and NYRP will discuss how we’re working in the park to keep the forests healthy and encourage community stewardship. The group will then have the opportunity to plant a number of native trees and shrubs to improve the forest.
The meeting location for this event is Word Up Community Bookshop/Librería Comunitaria at 2113 Amsterdam Ave, New York, NY 10032. Please come dressed in sturdy boots or shoes, long pants, and clothing that can get dirty. Face masks are required when visiting the Bookshop. Registration is required. Volunteers under 18 must be accompanied by a chaperone.