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Queens Boulevard and Ascan Avenue
Queens (Forest Hills)
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Volunteer day! Queens Boulevard Annual Big Sweep

the project

The tree pits lining Queens Blvd are filled with trash, litter, and roadway debris. They need to be cleaned out. We need to focus on ensuring that our trees are protected from man-made elements, namely, trash and vehicular pollution. Trees cannot thrive without water and some human intervention.

the steps

Volunteers will rake out the trash-filled tree pits, place the trash in bags and place the bags on street corners for NY Sanitation Dept to remove. Sweeping and laying of mulch will complete the project.

why we're doing it

By cleaning out the tree pits, trees will be able to absorb more rainwater. Also, the trash that is picked up will not end up in our street sewers and waterways.


12 Pairs of work gloves 36.00 Drinking water $5.00 Shovels $24.00 Plastic trash bags $10.00 Brooms and rakes $50.00 8 bags of mulch $32.00 Total project:$157.00. Home Depot ioby fee = 13


Volunteer day! Queens Boulevard Annual Big Sweep


Queens Boulevard Annual Big Sweep


Volunteers needed to help rake and clean up 200 tree pits along Queens Boulevard in Forest Hills.

Sponsored by Queens Blvd Restoration Group and In Our Back Yard (

Saturday, October 15th, 9:00-2:00

Help out for as long as you want.

Water,gloves,supplies, and lunch provided

Meet at MacDonald Park, Queens Blvd, 70th Road in Forest Hills.

E,F,M,R trains,Q60 bus to 71-Continental Avenue

Help make our community shine while protecting our trees and environment.



Thanks For Making Queens Boulevard Cleaner, and Greener!


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