The ONC needs YOU!
There are a great number of opportunities for Irvington residents and High School Students to get involved with the Irvington Woods.
- Join the Irvington Woods Committee
- Help on Trail Clean up days during the Fall
- Help Mulch in the Spring
- Adopt a Garden
- Help rehabilitate Trail Markers, foot bridges, etc.
- Propose a Project
Calling all Girl/Eagle Scouts: The Irvington Woods have benefited from many projects such as the Tree Trails Project. Have an idea for a Gold Award? We’d love to hear from you!
Calling all High School students: Earn Community Service hours helping us maintain the trails.
The Irvington Woods Committee is currently seeking individuals, groups, and families to ‘adopt’ individual demonstration gardens and commit a period of time to their maintenance and care.
- Xeriscape and Rock Garden
- Foundation Plantings
- Bird, Butterfly and Bee Garden
- Edible Garden
- Upper Rain Garden
- Lower Rain Garden
- Bog Garden
- Shade Garden
- Deer Exclosure
If interested, please contact Joe Archino at the Irvington Parks & Recreation Department at (914) 591-7736 or firstname.lastname@example.org. All volunteer efforts are coordinated by the IPRD to best match volunteer interests, skills and availability to current needs.
In addition to ongoing care of the Demonstration Gardens, the IWC also needs volunteers on a less regular basis for annual events like trail cleaning in the Fall and mulching in the Spring.
Please feel free to contact us with your own ideas for involvement! The O’Hara Nature Center and the Peter K. Oley Trails have benefited over the years not just from the long-term commitments of groups such as the IHS Cross-Country team and Boy/Girl Scouts, but also from Scouts and iCAB members who spearheaded their own projects, based on things they wanted to see or thought would be beneficial.