New tour giveaway: native seed!
We’re excited to present a new giveaway we’ve started distributing on our free, public bus tours of the Freshkills Park site: packets of native meadow seed! This seed was wild-collected in the New York metro area by the Greenbelt Native Plant Center, which will be operating a seven-acre founder seed farm in our first phase of North Park development. That farm will be used to cultivate even more seed, including the species contained in these packets, and that seed will, in turn, be used in restoration efforts throughout the Freshkills Park site. So planting these seeds at home, in gardens and pots, will offer a preview of the park to come.
These packets were printed through the generous support of the New York Department of State’s Office of Coastal, Local Government and Community Sustainability, under Title 11 of the Environmental Protection Fund.
UPDATE: Our public bus tours are booked through the end of the tour season in late November! We’ll still be holding our bi-monthly birdwatching tours through the winter, though, and will look forward to restarting the public tour season in April.
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