The Largest Westchester Parks Volunteer Activity takes place Sunday, April 14, 2013
Scarsdale, NY – The Junior League of Central Westchester (JLCW) will participate in “Pitch in for Parks” to clean up the Bronx River on Sunday, April 14th from 10am to 2pm. This is being done in conjunction with the Bronx River Parkway Reservation Conservancy (BRPRC, www.bronx-river.com).
The Reservation is a prominent natural feature along the 12.5 mile stretch from the Bronx border to Kensico Dam. It provides valuable green space, passing through densely populated urban areas such as Yonkers, Mount Vernon and White Plains, as well as the hamlets, villages and towns of Bronxville, Tuckahoe, Crestwood, Eastchester, Scarsdale, and Hartsdale. “Pitch in for Parks” is the largest single-day volunteer activity of the year for Westchester County Parks.
Let’s help the BRPRC improve the County’s first park and the location of the nation’s first public parkway designed explicitly for automobile use.
The League’s participation is being coordinated by the “Done in a Day” committee, and will be staffed by volunteers from JLCW and their families (children are welcome). Efforts will focus mainly on The Westchester County Parks Department’s vine-cutting and trash removal efforts. Trash bags, disposable gloves, and tools for vine cutting will be provided, but it is recommended to bring heavy-duty garden gloves. Also please remember to wear suitable clothing, and bring water bottles, especially for children.
Volunteers are asked to meet at the pathway just north of the Harney Road entrance, between 10am and 2pm. Nearby parking is available on Garth Road.
About the Junior League of Central Westchester (JLCW)
The Junior League of Central Westchester (JLCW) is an organization of women committed to promoting volunteerism, developing the potential of women, and improving the community through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. Its purpose is exclusively educational and charitable. Headquartered at historic Wayside Cottage, the JLCW has served the communities of Eastchester, Greenburgh, Scarsdale and White Plains for over 65 years. Our approximately 250 active and sustaining members are accomplished collaborators who identify community needs and develop effective and responsive programs to serve those needs. The JLCW invites women of all races, religions and national origins who are committed to volunteerism to become a member. (Additional Information at www.jlcentralwestchester.org)
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Please call 914.723.6130 or email JLCW@verizon.net, if you have questions.