Option 1

Overflowing trash cans drive the Park’s squirrels nuts! Carry out what you bring into the Park:

Painting by Jessica Daryl Winer

Good

Give them a friendly hug to thank them for cleaning our the air, and filtering our rain.

Painting by Jessica Daryl Winer

Better

Carry out any trash that you bring into the Park to avoid creating large piles at the recycling and trash receptacles.

Painting by Jessica Daryl Winer

Best

Go plastic-free! If you pack your picnic in reusable containers, you’ll enjoy your a sustainable summer outing and the flora and fauna. ⁣

Without trash to feed on, the number of rats found in the Park decreases. And with fewer rats to compete with for food, other species, including chipmunks, have returned to Central Park throughout the years―a big win for preserving the Park’s biodiversity! ⁣

Option 2

Overflowing trash cans drive the Park’s squirrels nuts! Carry out what you bring into the Park:

  • Good

    Give them a friendly hug to thank them for cleaning our the air, and filtering our rain.
  • Better

    Carry out any trash that you bring into the Park to avoid creating large piles at the recycling and trash receptacles.
  • Best

    Go plastic-free! If you pack your picnic in reusable containers, you’ll enjoy your a sustainable summer outing and the flora and fauna. ⁣

Without trash to feed on, the number of rats found in the Park decreases. And with fewer rats to compete with for food, other species, including chipmunks, have returned to Central Park throughout the years―a big win for preserving the Park’s biodiversity! ⁣