When it comes to New York’s parkland, some people probably don’t think of things like “biodiversity” and “live animals” as necessary components. Hell, we’re mostly guilty of that. Just give us trees and grass and we’re happy. The NYC Audubon Society isn’t happy with the bare minimum though, and are therefore working to bring some more plants and animals to Greenpoint’s McGolrick Park. And you can help!
As pointed out by Greenpointers, the NYC Audubon Society will be holding orientation sessions on May 22, 24, 29 and 31 at the Lutheran Church of the Messiah (129 Russell Street) for people interested in helping them install and take care of a native plant garden that will attract songbirds (hopefully not angry mockingbirds). The planting days are June 28 and 29, and once the garden is planted, the Society will also need help taking care of it. If you want in, just shoot an email to volunteer [AT] nycaudubon.org. It’s probably a bonus to them if you know how to scare off rowdy teens.