Bringing communities to life
Bringing communities to life
Blazing trails through urban centers
Blazing trails through urban centers
Uncovering a river - a new urban hub
Uncovering a river - a new urban hub
Farming off the grid on the science barge
Farming off the grid on the science barge
Improving access to fresh food
Improving access to fresh food
Cultivating future gardeners
Cultivating future gardeners
Freeing trees from invasive vines
Freeing trees from invasive vines
Mentoring teens with green summer jobs
Mentoring teens with green summer jobs

For more than a decade Groundwork Hudson Valley has been a dynamic force for change in distressed communities in the lower Hudson Valley. Groundwork works to make neglected neighborhoods more livable and sustainable through an array of on-the-ground environmental projects that directly involve local residents, especially youth.

Saw Mill River Programs

People have spotted a night heron at the day lighted Saw Mill River at Van der Donck Park. Night herons have brown or grey plumage and most have a black crown. They are called night herons because they feed predominantly at night.

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Read more on wildlife in the park

The Science Barge

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There's no place quite like the Science Barge with its wind turbines whirling, solar panels tracking the sun, and greenhouse bursting with hydroponic plant life.

Get Fresh Yonkers!

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The Get Fresh Yonkers Farm Co-Op brings youth, older adults, and families together to create a sustainable food system for Southwest Yonkers. Community gardens, the Science Barge, and local farms all supply the Farmers Market, managed by local high school students, hired and trained by Groundwork. Citizen Farmers maintain the community gardens.          The Farmers Market runs  Fridays 3pm to 7pm June-Oct.

 

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