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Metro NY Ascend Volunteer Event (Dec 1st, 2012)

Thursday, December 06, 2012   (0 Comments)
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Metro NY Ascend Volunteer Event (Dec 1st, 2012)

On December 1st, 2012, Ascend’s Baruch chapter hosted a volunteer event from 10AM to 1PM at Riverside Park Conservancy’s "Green Street Island” located on 139th street in Manhattan to help with the park’s cleanup and preservation.

Riverside Park Conservancy nurtures Riverside Park’s well-being, helps preserve its historic nature and leads the community in developing active stewardship. Founded in 1986 by a small group of community activists, today Riverside park Fund is a strong nonprofit partner with both the City and the community in conserving, improving, and beautifying Riverside Park’s 330 acres.

During the community service event, volunteers helped with the cleanup of tree debris and leaves that was caused by Hurricane Sandy. In addition, members helped spread mulch on the grass and trees throughout the park’s "Green Street Island” to help the soil retain its moisture and nutrition throughout the winter season.

Despite the cold and windy weather, and having to wake up early on a Saturday morning, the community service event resulted in much success with over 25 Ascend members from Baruch College and Hunter College attending and helping out. The positive outcome of this event has resulted in potential plans for volunteering again during the spring season!



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