Special Programs Led by NPS Volunteers

National Park Service Volunteer Rhonda de Freitas plants flowers in the Fort Jay flowerboxes.
National Park Service Volunteer, Rhonda de Freitas, brought beauty to Fort Jay through her gardening program.

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Adopt a Fort Jay Flowerbox

Program Schedule: To Be Announced

Visitors to the island this summer can become part of the long standing tradition of gardening on Governors Island when they joined National Park Service VIP (Volunteer-In-Park) Rhonda de Freitas.

Visitor Volunteers will learn about the history of gardening on military bases and then have the opportunity to join in the fun by either planting their own flower or maintaining the flowerboxes planted by fellow visitors to the island.

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Join National Park Service Volunteer Frank Allstrom for a bike tour of the historic district.
National Park Service Volunteer Frank Allstrom provides a bicycle tour on Governors Island.

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Biking Into the Past

Program Schedule: To Be Announced

Visitors on bicycles can join National Park Service Volunteer Frank Allstrom for a unique tour of the historic district.

 
A Cedar Waxwing was spotted at Fort Jay on Governors Island.
Governors Island is a great place for birders.  This Cedar Waxwing was spotted at Fort Jay on Governors Island this Summer.

Copyright Daniel C. Krebs

 

National Park Volunteer Annie Barry and National Park Volunteer Photographer Daniel C. Krebs teamed up to provide information and images of interest to birding enthusiasts.

Click on the "Nature and Science" link to learn more.

Last updated: February 26, 2015

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