When you think of Urban Oasis, McGolrick Park might not come immediately to mind. Although it is much more quiet (and less trampled) than it’s more promiscuous sister (McCarren… ’cause everyone’s been there), it’s not exactly teeming with wildlife.
But the NYC Audubon society is taking action to create a native plant garden for songbirds and other winged species in the park this Spring. They will also be starting an initiative to monitor the park’s biodiversity before and after planting.
For those who want to get involved, there will be orientation sessions on 5/22, 5/24, 5/29/ & 5/31 @ the Lutheran Church of the Messiah (129 Russell St). Garden planting dates are 6/28-29, from 8am-1pm. Email volunteer [at] nycaudubon.org for more info and/or to register.
The organization is particularly looking for volunteers to help with planting, caring for the garden, and surveying the park’s wildlife (urban safari!!).