PPA Profiles: Woodlands Youth Crew
November 20, 2014
Since 1997, local high school students have been instrumental in the restoration of Prospect Park’s 250 acres of fragile woodlands, Brooklyn’s last remaining forest. In the process, they have gained valuable skills and learned the importance of Park stewardship. By countering erosion, removing invasive vegetation, and planting native species, the Woodlands Youth Crew has given new life to some of the most damaged areas of the Park while teaching inner-city youth about environmental preservation and park stewardship.