Volunteer Opportunities to Make Brooklyn Greener

Volunteer Today at Fort Greene Park! If you love Fort Greene Park as much as I do, this information from the Fort Greene Park Conservancy may be of interest:

Volunteer to make Fort Greene Park even more beautiful while spending a few hours under historic trees or in lovely gardens surrounded by rolling hills. Volunteer activities vary and can include caring for trees, sprucing up pathways, installing erosion control, spreading mulch or compost, repairing fences, gardening, painting, raking, sweeping, weeding, or watering.  No experience necessary. Tools and training are provided. Tuesday, May 12, 2009 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Location: Fort Greene Park Visitors Center (Enter at DeKalb and South Portland Avenues)

More Information: (718) 722-3218

If you can’t make it today, you can also volunteer in the park on Tuesday, May 26th from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm.

Another way to help beautify our borough is coming up this weekend:

American Express Make a Difference Day -- NYRP and American Express are recruiting more than 200 volunteers to join us on May 16th to plant trees at Red Hook Houses, a New York City Housing Authority development in Brooklyn, NY as part of MillionTreesNYC.

Saturday, May 16, 2009

9:00 am - 2:00 pm

Location: Red Hook Houses, Brooklyn -- Meet at Red Hook Park (corner of King Street and Dwight Street)

You can register at www.milliontreesnyc.org.