Milkweed seed pod. Photo by Sarma Ozols

May 14

Through Month­ly Ser­vice Days, the Trust for Gov­er­nors Island’s hor­ti­cul­ture team and Friends of Gov­er­nors Island invite you to par­tic­i­pate in a sin­­gle-day stew­ard­ship project focused on habi­tat restora­tion. May’s project will be announced soon.

Month­ly Ser­vice Days are free with reg­is­tra­tion. No gar­den­ing expe­ri­ence is nec­es­sary, though this project will involve bend­ing, lift­ing, and oth­er phys­i­cal tasks. Instruc­tion, gloves, and tools will be pro­vid­ed. Please dress for the weath­er, as Month­ly Ser­vice Days are held entire­ly outdoors.

Please take the 9:30am fer­ry from the Bat­tery Mar­itime Build­ing in Low­er Man­hat­tan. On arrival, vol­un­teers should gath­er at Sois­sons Land­ing where a staff mem­ber will be wait­ing. Fer­ry tick­ets are not includ­ed with this reser­va­tion and can be reserved sep­a­rate­ly at gov​is​land​.org/​ferry.

Can’t make it for this mon­th’s project? Don’t wor­ry! Month­ly Ser­vice Days take place the sec­ond Tues­day of every month. In addi­tion, the Friends of Gov­er­nors Island offers dai­ly vol­un­teer projects for indi­vid­u­als. Click here to learn more about our indi­vid­ual vol­un­teer pro­gram and get involved today.

May 14
10:00 AM — 12:00 PM