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Compost Crew

Hudson River Park’s Compost Program has made our Park more sustainable and helped make a green impact in our local community. In its first year, our Compost Center enabled us to stop trucking plant waste to the landfill, while creating compost that has enhanced the health and heartiness of our Park’s plant-life.

The more our Compost Program grows, the greater impact we can make in our Park and adjacent neighborhoods, and to make this happen, we need your help! When you volunteer as a Compost Ambassador or Compost Facilitator, you make a real difference in creating a greener future for our West Side community.

Reach out to volunteer@fohrp.org with any questions you may have or to sign up!

Compost Ambassador

Participants of the Compost Ambassador Program are the public face of our Compost Drop-off sites located throughout Hudson River Park. Compost Ambassadors help to educate the public and raise awareness of our 2017 compost initiatives, providing helpful information about how Park patrons can get involved and further benefit their local community.

Compost Ambassador Tasks:

Engage the public in basic compost education
Distribute printed materials
Answer FAQs about compost and spread awareness of Hudson River Park’s composting efforts and Drop-off sites

Requirements:

Must be 16 years of age or older
Must attend an orientation
Minimum commitment 2 hours a week for two to six months. Opportunities are available weekdays and Sundays.

Compost Facilitator

Compost Facilitators are key to our composting initiatives. With oversight from Park Horticulturalists, they play an instrumental role in the day-to-day processing and surveying of organic waste in our Compost Center.

Compost Facilitator Tasks:

Load and process materials
Weigh and record data
Measure compost temperatures and soil moisture
Help maintain the compost machine and bins
Care for the educational garden bed

Requirements:

Must be 18 years of age or older
Must attend an orientation
Minimum commitment two hours a week for two to six months. Opportunities are available Monday through Friday.