Friends of Crotona Park & NYC Parks invites you to join us for Earth Day

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Friends of Crotona Park & NYC Parks invites you to join us for Earth Day

APRIL 24TH 2021 11AM-2:30PM




LakeCleanup, TreeStewardship & GardenRehabilitation

Show your park some love and become a litter ambassador! New York City’s parks are being used more than ever before as a result of the pandemic, which often means more litter. You can help!

NYC Parks is looking for Litter Ambassadors—caring New Yorkers who distribute orange garbage bags to neighbors at their local park or beach and guide them in properly disposing of their trash.

Ambassadors should be willing
to volunteer at least four hours throughout the summer to help keep our parks and beaches clean for everyone to enjoy! NYC Parks will provide garbage bags and vests that identify volunteers as Litter Ambassadors.

Your invaluable help will make parks cleaner, safer, and greener for our families, pets, friends, and neighbors.

Frequently Asked Questions:

What’s a Litter Ambassador?

Litter Ambassadors are caring
New Yorkers who give out garbage bags and guide people in disposing of their trash properly.

Why did NYC Parks create
this program?
Parks are being used more than ever as a result of the pandemic. Due to budget cuts, NYC Parks has less staff to keep our parks clean during our busiest season.

Who can volunteer?

Anyone 18 years or older.

What do Litter Ambassadors do?

Litter Ambassadors greet people
in a friendly manner, offer parkgoers a trash bag if they need one, and point out the locations of the trash corrals and coal bins (in areas where barbecuing is permitted).

How long is a volunteer commitment?

Volunteers should plan to commit at least four hours during the summer on weekends.

How will NYC Parks support me?

Parks will provide garbage bags, vests, and a Litter Ambassador 􏰀􏰁􏰂􏰃􏰄􏰀􏰅􏰂􏰆 􏰄􏰈 􏰉􏰊􏰊 􏰋􏰈􏰊􏰌􏰃􏰄􏰂􏰂􏰆􏰍􏰎 􏰏􏰂􏰐􏰊􏰊
also provide guidelines for interacting with the public, including COVID-19 safety protocols and talking points.

A parks staff member will meet you onsite and be nearby if you need assistance.

For more information or to RSVP email [email protected] or call 718-430-1878