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Thursday, June 2, 2016
Highbridge Park Gets New Trees and Cleaner Trails
Carolina Pichardo of DNAInfo has just reported that Highbridge Park got a makeover on Thursday with the help of hundreds of volunteers from Pernod Ricard USA, the New York Restoration Project, and the Parks Department.
More than 300 employees from liquor and spirits company Pernod Ricard USA repainted a fence along the park, cleaned up park trails and replanted approximately 500 native trees and shrubs.
Pernod Ricard USA senior vice president Brian Chevlin reported “We do this once a year, where everyone goes out the office and devotes their effort to do community outreach in their relevant community."
Deborah Marton, executive director of the New York Restoration Project (NYRP), said volunteers were working across a 2 1/2-acre area in Highbridge Park.
Marton said this is the largest group project scheduled for Highbridge Park this year.