UPDATE: Much thanks to all the volunteers and local neighbors who rolled up their sleeves, our guiding and essential partners at Hunters Point Parks Conservancy, the local schools who will utilize this meadow as a learning tool, the Queens NYC DOT for all their effort to make this possible (and legal), and the extra generous folks from Highview Creations for sharing their time and plant wisdom. Special thanks to our funders from National Fish and Wildlife Foundation, Arc’Teryx, and the NYS Pollution Prevention institute for supporting this project, including plants, materials and cleanup events. See videos from our four days of events here.
ABOUT: During ClimateWeek, NCA will be working with our partners in LIC (including Hunters Point Parks Conservancy, PS/IS 78, and Hunter’s Point Community Middle School) to create a pollinator meadow within the 48th Ave median. The following are socially distanced volunteer events. Sanitized gloves will be provided, masks will be required. All events will meet at 48th ave and Center Blvd in LIC unless otherwise noted.
Saturday Sept. 19th **
11am to 2pm (Please RSVP here)
Invasive Species Removal /Site Prep/Cleanup + Shoreline Walking Tour w/ NCA Historian Mitch Waxman
Wednesday Sept. 23rd
10am to 1pm (Please RSVP here)
Planting Day #1 on the Western Median
Friday Sept. 25th
4 to 7pm (Please RSVP here)
Planting Day #2 on the Eastern Median
Saturday Sept. 26th **
12pm to 2pm (Please RSVP here)
Median Mulching + Shoreline Walking Tour w/ NCA Historian Mitch Waxman (SOLD OUT)
The 48th Median planting project is generously supported through the NYC Environmental Fund administered by the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation and NY State Department of Environmental Conservation. Additional funding for the project has been generously provided by Arc’Teryx. All median work is in tandem with and approved by the Queens Department of Transportation.
Additional Events in Long Island City
Saturday October 10th **
11am to 1pm (RSVP here)
Cleanup Around Dutch Kills Tributary
*Meet outside the LIC Roots Community Garden
Saturday October 17th **
11am to 1pm (RSVP here)
Riverkeeper Sweep at Borden Ave Street-End
*Meet st the Borden Ave spur under the BQE (map here)
**The LIC Mural project, walking tours and cleanup events are generously supported by the NYS Pollution Prevention Institute.