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Volunteer Opportunities

The LH PRISM offers volunteers the opportunities to survey for and manage invasives in the field.  More information on our programs can be found here. 

AIS Surveyors - Hudson River Sloop Clearwater

A new threat has entered the Lower Hudson region, and we need your help to prevent its spread. Hydrilla verticillata, an aquatic invasive plant, was recently found in the Croton River in Croton-on-Hudson, NY. We're looking for people interested in learning how to identify and survey for aquatic invasive plants. For more information, visit or email

Mondays, 10am, Volunteer at the Leon Levy Native Garden. Starting in May, join gardening enthusiasts in the Leon Levy Native Garden at Bylane Farm every Monday morning through the gardening season. Volunteers of all gardening levels are welcome! Weather permitting. Level of difficulty: Moderate. Please call Janelle at 914.232.1999 for details and a volunteer application.

Invasives Strike Force surveyors- New York-New Jersey Trail Conference. Learn how to identify 14 commmon invasive plants and how to survey linear areas such as hiking trails, roadsides and parking lot perimeters. Volunteers attend a free 1-day training class and then are assigned a survey responsibility within their preferred area. For more information go to

The Invasives Project-Pound Ridge Trail Patrol. Every Wednesday (May - October) 10:30 - 12:30. Meet at Town Park, 199 Westchester Ave, Pound Ridge. For more information email or see the Facebook page: The Invasives Project- Pound Ridge. Bring pruners.  Walk town preserves and provide light management of invasive plants.

The Native Plant Protector Program at Pound Ridge Land Conservancy

Invasive plant species are well established on most of our preserves and are a threat to local biodiversity. To supplement the ongoing effort by PRLC staff and board members, we look to our dedicated Native Plant Protectors to clear their assigned area(s) of invasive plants. By working within a flexible schedule, our Native Plant Protectors spend a good deal of time in the field making a real ecological difference.

Native Plant Protector Responsibilities – click here.  See more volunteer opportunities at PRLC at

New York City Parks Natural Areas Volunteers Program

NYC Parks is investing in the future and we need your help. Our volunteers help with forest and wetland restoration, planting and pruning street trees, harvesting and propagating native seed and monitoring local wildlife. By becoming a steward of NYC’s green spaces, you can help ensure that our city’s natural resources are kept safe for future generations. Visit the link below to find volunteer events in your neighborhood and to find out how you can become a volunteer steward.

Volunteer Invasive Species Removals with Scenic Hudson. Every other Saturday. At Scenic Hudson preserves in Esopus and Beacon. Learn to identify various invasive plants and help your local preserve. See upcoming events on our calendar.  For more information go to