Volunteer Events

 

To RSVP for a volunteer event or training, or to learn more about a particular volunteer opportunity, please write to us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. *, or call 212-691-7483 x317.

*Please put the name of the event you are interested in into the subject line of the email.

Urban Oasis for McGolrick Park

[b]"McGolrick Park Native Plant Garden planting event, June 28, 2014"[/b][br]© Chris Kreussling*"McGolrick Park Native Plant Garden planting event, June 28, 2014"
© Chris Kreussling*
 

Help us develop and maintain an urban oasis in Greenpoint's McGolrick Park. We have recently finished planting a quarter-acre native plant garden that will help attract birds, butterflies, and other wildlife to the park. Volunteers are needed for post-planting biodiversity and care/maintenance. Local Greenpoint residents are ideal. If interested, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

 

Be a Good Egg Beach Outreach

[b]Oystercatcher Eggs[/b][br]© Erin Eve*Oystercatcher Eggs
© Erin Eve*

Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays, and Sundays, July 1-July 24
Orchard Beach in Pelham Bay, Beach 59th and Beach 116th in the Rockaways

Volunteers are needed for the Be a Good Egg program! We are planning fun craft and outreach activities for all ages from 10am to 4pm on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays, and Sundays this summer at Orchard Park in Pelham Bay and Beach 116th in the Rockaways. Please see our schedule below for more details.

For more information about Be a Good Egg please visit www.goodeggnjny.org and take the pledge to help protect nesting shorebirds.

All dates are 10am-4pm

Beach 116th Street in the Rockaways

    • Tuesdays, July 1, July 8, July 29


    • Thursdays, July 3, July 17, July 24


    • Saturdays, July 19, August 2


    • Sunday, July 27


Orchard Beach

    • Tuesdays, July 15, July 22


    • Thursdays, July 10, July 31


    • Saturdays, July 5, July 26


    • Sundays, July 20, August 3


Piping Plover Day at Beach 59th Street in the Rockaways

      • Sunday, July 6

 

 Fort Tilden Beach Cleanup

[b]American Oystercatcher[/b]American Oystercatcher

Saturday, August 2, 9-10:30am
With NYC H20 and National Park Service


Come join us for a volunteer beach cleanup of Fort Tilden beach in the Rockaways with NYC H2O and the National Park Service. Protected shore birds like American oystercatchers and piping plovers lay their eggs in the sand so a beach rake machine can't be used to clean the beach. Help clean the shore and learn about the variety of shorebirds that make their home on our beaches. Gloves, garbage bags, and water will be provided. You are encouraged to bring your own waterbottle to use.

Van transportation to and from Fort Tilden will be provided. The van to Fort Tilden will leave from Union Square, Manhattan at 8am. The van returning to Manhattan leaves Fort Tilden around 1pm. Space is limited so if interested please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  and RSVP using the Fort Tilden Beach Cleanup Eventbrite page to reserve your seat.

Project Safe Flight Fall 2014

 [b]An Injured Warbler from a Building Collision[/b][br]© NYC AudubonAn Injured Warbler from a Building Collision
© NYC Audubon
 

There are many ways to participate in Project Safe Flight! Volunteers can monitor buildings weekly for window collisions (September 1-November 1); pick up injured birds and transport them to the Wild Bird Fund (as needed); participate in our Tribute in Light monitoring event on Sept. 11; and more. The next training dates for these Project Safe Flight activities are below:

Collision Monitoring

When: Tuesday, August 19 and Thursday, August 21, from 6-7pm
Where: NYC Audubon office @ 71 West 23rd Street, Suite 1523

Tribute in Light Monitoring
With the Municipal Art Society

UPDATED!   When: Tuesday, September 2, from 6-7pm
Where: NYC Audubon office @ 71 West 23rd Street, Suite 1523

Injured Bird Transporting
With the Wild Bird Fund

When: September 9, 6-7pm
Where: The Wild Bird Fund, 565 Columbus Avenue,New York,NY 10024 (between 87th and 88th Streets)

 

 International Coastal Cleanup 2014

[b]International Coastal Cleanup Day, 9/21/13 [/b][br]© NYC AudubonInternational Coastal Cleanup Day, 9/21/13
© NYC Audubon

Saturday, September 20, 10am-2pm
(Rain date: September 27, 12-4pm)

The International Coastal Cleanup is a multi-state effort to improve coastline habitat. We will be returning to the beach at North Channel Bridge this fall, an area used by species like the American Oystercatcher. North Channel Bridge is close to the Harbor Heron Islands, the newly restored Elder Marsh, and the Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge. Help us clear the beach and raise awareness of the importance of coastal areas to birdlife!

Equipment, refreshments, and transportation from Manhattan are provided. To see a report of last year's International Coastal Cleanup, you can visit this page on the Ocean Conservancy website.

The bus will depart from the NYC Audubon office @ 71 West 23rd Street on at 9am. Seats are limited, so reservations are first-come, first-served: please let us know if you want a seat when you email your RSVP to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ! There is also public transportation available to Broad Channel, ask us for details.

 

Please check back with us soon for more Volunteer Events!

For more information on volunteering in New York City, click here.

For information on helping to clean up parks, click here.

To read more about NYC Audubon's conservation efforts, click here.



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