Roots 2014


High school students participate in a semester-long ecological restoration and management project in Central Park’s woodlands, including maintaining rustic trails, removing invasive plants, and cultivating new plantings.

Fulfills community service requirements. Acceptance is through a competitive application process. Grades 9-12.

October – November: Saturdays, 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Application Available: June 9, 2014
Application Deadline: September 15, 2014

March – May: Saturdays, 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Application Available: December 8, 2014
Application Deadline: January 31, 2015

April – May: Wednesdays, 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Application Available: January 12, 2015
Application Deadline: February 28, 2015


For more information or to receive an application, email

Heckscher Foundation for Children

ROOTS and Woodlands Youth Crew are sponsored by The Heckscher Foundation for Children.

Generous funding for ROOTS and Summer Internships is provided by The Pinkerton Foundation. All Youth Education & Service Programs are made possible in part by The Barker Welfare Foundation; The Lucius N. Littauer Foundation, Inc.; and the William E. Weiss Foundation, Inc./Daryl Brown Uber, with additional support provided by the Paulson Family Foundation.

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