Get Your Hands Dirty and Do Some Good at the Prospect Park Watercourse Cleanup

Photo by Marty Woess via Prospect Park Alliance


    This year the Prospect Park Alliance has been busy cleaning the pools, streams and waterfalls that make up the impressive man-made watercourse that winds its way through the scenic green space.

    You can get an unusual perspective on the workings of the water system by leaping in as a volunteer on the last project of the season. You’ll need to don some waders to go off the normal pathways and straight into the Lily Pond Pool near the Boathouse. Volunteers and staff will be rooting out aquatic weeds and sprucing up the shoreline of the pool.

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    Fallkill Falls before volunteers got to work. Photo by Marty Woess via Prospect Park Alliance

    So far volunteers have put in more than 280 hours on watercourse cleanup this season. At the Fallkill Falls alone, workers removed 30 logs and hauled out 12 bags of debris. If you need some more inspiration to get you to pitch in, check out this before and after slideshow of some of the completed projects.

    The volunteer day takes place on Saturday, September 21 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. To volunteer for the day you must register in advance of the event. For more information, including how to register, visit the event page here.

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