21 May Spring 2021 Stewardship Update
Spring is in full swing again in Lincoln Park, and our field staff are working hard to keep up with all the beautiful greenery popping up everywhere. With special thanks to many stewardship volunteers this year, we have been able to keep apace with the Park’s spring resurgence.
Volunteers helped us clean up the Alfred Caldwell Lily Pool for its seasonal opening in April. Earth Day brought nearly 200 volunteers to the Park who mulched over 200 trees, planted nearly 1,000 plants, cleaned up roughly 70% of natural areas (we are now 100% done with Spring cleaning!), and removed litter throughout the Park.
But the Earth Day mindset does not end in April – the Conservancy has hosted nearly a dozen corporate and community groups this season to plant, clean, and rake our way into a more beautiful and sustainable park. In fact, we have already topped our volunteer metrics for all of 2020. But we need your help to keep that momentum alive! We host volunteers every Saturday through North Pond Gardeners, two Thursdays per month through Hops & Habitat, and welcome corporate and community groups for weekday or weekend service opportunities. As the city continues to open more, we are happy to host a group, or just you, in the Park! So if you are in need of getting your hands dirty, or know a group that is feeling that gardening itch, please reach out to Aaron Hammond to discuss stewardship opportunities.