The Ethical Culture Society will be gathering at Sandy Hook National Seashore for a day of environmental action. The park is important for marine and avian life, and in preserving the history of the Cold War. Volunteers will be needed on a variety of projects, and lunch, safety gear, and tools will be provided. There will also be an opportunity to tour the park and some of its historical and natural wonders. (Plus there is a great view of Manhattan). There is also an opportunity to earn some holiday cash for this work–see details below.
This is an activity for all ages (as long as they can do the work). Bundle up against the cold!
The group will be meeting at the visitor center, which has a restroom. From there, we will organize into teams, working alongside other youth and adults from across the area.
Date: Saturday, Dec. 11
Time: 10 am to 2 pm — Please try to arrive a little early to collect gear.
What to bring: Water bottles, gloves, if you have them (if not, we have a supply), comfortable work clothes that you don’t mind getting dirty, and cold-weather gear. Lunch will be provided.
Where: Please meet Interim Leader Curt Collier at the Sandy Hook Headquarters (just follow signs for the Sandy Hook Visitor Center by taking Hartshorne Road deep into the park until you see Magruder Road on your right. Take that road and head for the lighthouse straight ahead). Here are the directions: 85 Mercer Rd, Highlands, NJ 07732.
Need transportation? Contact Curt Collier, [email protected], and he will help arrange for carpooling. The map at left shows the meeting place, which is 56 miles one way from the Bergen Society. At the front gate simply tell them that you are there to participate in the work project organized by Pete McCarthy and Groundwork USA.
Note: Everyone 14 and older who submits a W9 form can opt to be paid $12.50 an hour.
RSVP to Curt Collier, Curt[email protected]. Call 914-648-0009 if you need additional information.
Can’t make the trip? Let us know and we will keep you on the list for future activities.
The photos below, by Jessie Glass, are from the Seeds Before Creeds environmental project in November at Phil Rizzuto Park in Elizabeth, NJ.