What: New York City high school students who form part of The Nature Conservancy’s LEAF program, which provides students from cities around the country with paid, summer internships on nature preserves across the nation, will help clean-up Broad Channel Bridge Ball Park, in Queens, an area heavily affected by Hurricane Sandy.
Since Hurricane Sandy and Mayor Bloomberg’s recently released report, The NYC Special Initiative for Rebuilding and Resiliency (SIRR), everyone is thinking about the future of the city and the planet.
We know our climate is changing and urban coastal areas are among the most vulnerable. The resiliency work that these students will do on this volunteer day, as well as in their summer as LEAF interns, is a powerful reminder of the need to prepare for the realities of a post-Sandy world.
Come see the next generation of conservation leaders in action.
When: June 28, 2013, from 12:30p-3:00p
Where: Broad Channel Bridge Ball Park, Queens, New York
Who: Twenty-two New York City high school students who will take part in this summer’s LEAF program, which is an effort to train, inspire and empower the next generation of conservation leaders. LEAF interns are chosen from 25 environmental high schools across 27 states for one-month, paid jobs on Nature Conservancy preserves.
Bill Ulfelder, The Nature Conservancy’s New York Executive Director will also take part in this clean-up. Having begun his career with The Nature Conservancy 18 years ago, he is a prominent environmental leader that cares deeply about nature.
Ann-Marie Alcántara, a LEAF alumna from the Class of 2007, who has continued to work in the environmental field with The Nature Conservancy will also be in attendance.
The Nature Conservancy is a leading conservation organization working around the world to protect ecologically important lands and waters for nature and people. The Conservancy and its more than 1 million members have protected nearly 120 million acres worldwide. Visit The Nature Conservancy on the Web at www.nature.org.