Skip to main content

Natural Awakenings Westchester / Putnam / Dutchess New York

Volunteer to Pitch In For Local Parks

The Westchester Parks Foundation and Westchester County Parks Department’s Pitch In For The Parks community cleanup effort runs from April 17 through 22, 2023. It is their biggest volunteer event of the year. Preregistration is required so that organizers can plan for the correct number of volunteers. Once registered, volunteers will receive day-of information, meet up location and insurance paperwork for minors by email one to two days before the event.

Volunteers will paint, rake, prepare and plant flower beds, clear trails and shorelines, restore wildlife habitats and remove invasive vines from trees. All tools will be provided, but BYO water. Volunteers should wear clothes that can get dirty and closed-toe shoes.

Locations include Marshlands Conservancy (Rye), Willson’s Woods Park (Mount Vernon), Edith Read Wildlife Sanctuary (Rye), Ward Pound Ridge Reservation (Pound Ridge), County Center East Parking Lot (White Plains), Glen Island Park (New Rochelle), Tibbetts Brook Park (Yonkers) and Blue Mountain Reservation, (Peekskill).

The Westchester Parks Foundation engages the public to advocate for and invest in the preservation, conservation, use and enjoyment of the 18,000 acres of parks, trails, and open spaces within the Westchester County Parks system.

Registration is required at For more information, email [email protected] or visit