An Earth Month celebration was held on April 8, 2023, at Chauncey Park in Dobbs Ferry, NY, in collaboration with the Nationwide Wildlife Refuge Affiliation, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Groundwork Hudson Valley, and Mothers Natural Market. The occasion aimed to unite neighborhood members to stabilize the riparian habitat alongside the Sawmill River. Groundwork Hudson Valley led the planting of 68 potted dogwoods, elderberry, and birch bushes alongside the banks of Sawmill River Island.
The individuals used expertise they developed at Cherry Valley Nationwide Wildlife Refuge the week earlier than, the place they planted 300 chestnut and Atlantic white cedars to have fun Earth Day. Groundwork Hudson Valley is a valued city associate with the Lenape Nationwide Wildlife Refuge Complicated, main conservation tasks in Yonkers, NY. Lily Bartlett, Groundwork Hudson Valley’s Youth Program Supervisor, said that the partnership with the refuge advanced “creates publicity to potential profession pathways, supplies coaching alternatives for the youth in Yonkers to find out about conservation.”
The Nationwide Wildlife Refuge Affiliation is proud to associate with the Lenape Nationwide Wildlife Refuge Complicated and Groundwork Hudson Valley in our efforts to extend entry to open areas and create neighborhood connections to nature within the New York metropolitan space.