YONKERS, N.Y. -- In celebration of a nationwide campaign to care for local trails, 26 volunteers rolled up their sleeves recently at Tibbetts Brook Park in Yonkers to restore a natural trail that crosses the brook that gives the park its name.
Employees of REI, a specialty outdoor retailer and the nation’s largest consumer co-op, and Westchester Parks Foundation worked alongside volunteers for four hours to remove more than 18 trucks of invasive plants, and other natural debris.
Thanks to their efforts, the newly restored earthen footpath leads to a steel bridge and connects a large field with a quiet picnic area in a forested area.
The Westchester Parks Foundation mission is to engage 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.
For more information about volunteer opportunities with the Westchester Parks Foundation, visit www.theWPF.org or call 914-231-4530.
REI invests millions annually in hundreds of local and national non-profits that create access to outdoor spaces.