Join the Student Conservation Association to commemorate the September 11th National Day of Service and Remembrance on Governors Island, located in New York Harbor less than a mile from the southern tip of Manhattan and One World Trade Center. SCA will work with Governors Island National Monument, the Trust for Governors Island, and the Friends of Governors Island to improve this rejuvenated waterfront park space.
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With the support of American Express and in support of the Find Your Park campaign, SCA is mobilizing volunteers coast to coast in celebration of the National Park Service Centennial. Join us on Governors Island as we unite in service to our public lands.
Free lunch and t-shirts will be provided for all volunteers!
WHEN: Saturday, September 10th, 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
WHERE: Kickoff at Governors Island National Monument. Meet at the Manhattan Governors Island Ferry Terminal at 10 South Street (just north of the Staten Island Ferry Terminal). Recommended arrival time is 8:30am-8:45am to catch the 9:00am volunteer ferry.
***Ferry departs at 9:00 am sharp. Volunteers arriving late will need to pay regular fare for the next public ferry at 10:00am.***
WHAT: Volunteers will help to restore historic Fort Jay and Castle Williams and improve gardens and trails across the island.
BRING WITH YOU: Please wear long pants and closed-toe shoes and bring a reusable water bottle. The event will take place rain or shine so please dress for the weather!
PROVIDED: SCA will provide light morning snacks and a free lunch for all volunteers, as well as work gloves and free Find Your Park t-shirts.
QUESTIONS: Contact Ann Pedtke, SCA Marketing & Events Manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 724-678-9401. We welcome large groups!
By Public Transit: The Governors Island Ferry Terminal is easily accessible by subway. Take the 4/5 to Bowling Green or the 1 to South Ferry Loop, then walk 5 minutes south to the ferry terminal.
By Car: We recommend taking public transportation to this event, as parking is difficult to find in lower Manhattan. There is no designated parking available at the ferry terminal, and no private vehicles are allowed on the island. Volunteers coming by private vehicle will need to find parking nearby in lower Manhattan and walk to the ferry terminal.