Snow Problem At All: Volunteers Dig The High Line
With its densely planted landscape vulnerable to rock salt and chemical melting products, the High Line relies upon old school shovels and push-behind brooms to clear snow from its narrow walkways. That’s where you come in, on the morning after a large accumulation. Once the Operations staff rolls out the snow blowers, drop-in volunteers are paired with a High Line Staff member to clear snow for as long as their supply of elbow grease lasts. If braving the cold isn’t your thing, the Spring Cutback crew will be trimming back grasses and perennials. After attending a training session, you’ll be asked to participate in two shifts, between March 3 and 28, Mon.-Wed., from 8-10:30am or 12-2pm. Then, take a friend for a stroll along the elevated park, wait for them to “ooh” and “aah,” and proudly tell them that you helped make it happen.
To sign up for snow removal, visit thehighline.org/about/park-information/snow-and-ice-removal. For Spring Cutback opportunities, go to bit.ly/springcutback2014.