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Revitalization with Coastal Preservation Network


Revitalization with Coastal Preservation Network

Coastal Preservation Network, based in College Point, NY, is dedicated to restoring and protecting the coastal environment in Northeast Queens, improving local waterfront parks through hands-on action and advocacy, increasing public access to local waters, providing environmental education, and empowering residents to be greener in their daily lives. They focus on MacNeil and Powells Cove parks, two East River parks in College Point that are havens of active recreation and peaceful enjoyment.

They are currently seeking volunteers to assist with beach and park cleanups, daffodil bulb plantings, trail maintenance, and compost bin turning.

Various locations in College Point, NY

Various, depending on volunteer availability

If you are interested in this opportunity, please reach out to Kathryn Cervino via email at

*This is not a New York Cares project*


The Coastal Preservation Network is a not-for-profit organization based in College Point, Queens, NY, that is dedicated to cleaning, restoring and beautifying the East River shoreline and environment of Northeast Queens, and increasing the public's recreational access to local waters. By creating cleaner and greener parks, increasing opportunities for water-based exercise, and rallying community involvement, we are helping to improve the public's health and community pride. Our particular focus is on MacNeil Park, known by long-time residents as Chisholm's (on Poppenhusen Ave. and 115th St.), and on Powells Cove Park (on 130th St. and 9th Ave.). Both of these New York City parks are magnificent riverfront jewels that are cared for by the city Department of Parks and Recreation, but benefit from the generous assistance of Coastal Preservation Network volunteers.