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Groups Participate in Volunteer Restoration Projects at CURB

It’s always a pleasure when various organizations reach out to us for the opportunity to volunteer at CURB. This was especially true last month with several groups joining us for projects in our park. Here are some of the highlights from a busy July:

July 11th – PKF O’Connor Davies Interns: A group of about 25 interns and staff from PKF O’Connor Davies joined us for a volunteer day with projects focusing on our waterfront tidal marsh. The volunteers tore down all of our protective marsh fencing (over 500 feet!) and replaced it with a new, stronger fence. They also trimmed back some overgrown plants that were growing along the old fence. Additionally, another team of volunteers patched up the rock erosion wall which lines the edge of our marsh. This day of service was coordinated by our friends at Volunteer NY!

July 12th – Xylem Inc. Interns: The next day 14 interns and staff from Xylem Inc. picked up right where PKF O’Conner Davies left off by finishing the rest of the fence project. The volunteers also did a beach clean-up and removed driftwood and invasive plants from our marsh.

In addition to this volunteer project, CURB’s Jason Muller presented at the Blythedale Children’s Hospital in partnership with Xylem. The presentation focused on water biomes along with a Hudson River animal show and tell.

July 23rd – Pocantico Hills Day Camp: Approximately 30 campers and staff from the Pocantico Hills Day Camp participated in a morning park clean-up and invasive weed removal. The group also cleared out an overgrown area of weeds along the side of the Center.

It was a very productive month and we thank all of the groups for helping us get our park ready for the fall season! CURB has group volunteer projects available throughout the warm season (April – November). For more information please contact Jason at jmuller@sarahlawrence.edu.