Snow Problem At All: Volunteers Dig The High Line | chelseanow.com

Snow Problem At All: Volunteers Dig The High Line

Photo by David Wilkinson, courtesy of Friends of the High Line

Photo by David Wilkinson, courtesy of Friends of 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.

Comments

  1. Anna says:

    Our kids are really happy about the snow – for the last days they were playing a lot outside. For us it is a bit more anoying but with the help of our community we will have no major problems with this amount of snow.

  2. Florida says:

    Glad to be in Florida! Shoveling snow looks like no fun!