Rain fell overnight into the early morning of Saturday, June 2, but the sun was shining for NY4P’s mid-morning cleanup and planting in Morningside Park – perfect conditions for planting and weeding in the still-damp soil.
We were joined by 15 volunteers from Daffodil Project sponsor Con Edison and Friends of Morningside Park, along with Parks Department Supervisor Joe Spano and several maintenance workers from Parks.
Friends of Morningside Park head Brad Taylor began the day by sharing the history of the park, which opened in 1895 and was the final green space designed by Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux.
Then we dug in, weeding a hillside in the park’s southwest corner. By 1pm, with Joe's guidance, eight new dogwood and mulberry trees were planted along the hillside.
Thanks to Con Edison, the Parks Department and Friends of Morningside Park for a successful morning.
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