Mulchfest Once Again a Great Success!

photo by the NYC Dept. of Parks & Recreation

photo by the NYC Dept. of Parks & Recreation

On Saturday, January 9, and Sunday, January 10, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., the 3rd Street and Park Circle entrances to Prospect Park were filled with local residents bringing their Christmas trees to be turned into environment-friendly ground cover, enjoying a cup of hot chocolate and departing with a bag of mulch for their gardens.

A total of 2,546 trees were mulched, more than anywhere else in New York City! Volunteers from the Yale Alumni Association, New York Road Runners and New York Cares participated. In addition to collecting and mulching trees, volunteers bagged leaves, collected trash and spread mulch in the tree beds between Grand Army Plaza and Bartel Prichard Circle as well as the Prospect Lake Shoreline and Park Circle lawns and other locations.

Hats off to Kedin and Caitlin Kilgore and David of 1-800-Mr. Rubbish for their tree collection efforts. Many thanks to Will Wolff of U-Haul for lending a truck. And we’re grateful to all those volunteers who dragged trees to corners for pick-up.

MulchFest is co-sponsored by the Park Slope Civic Council in partnership with the Prospect Park Alliance.