Sound the horns!


Ladies & Gentlemen! Grab your clippers & gloves! Today is Adopt-a-Plot’s OPENING DAY! [cheers, applause, corks fly]

The grounds are ready, the legwork is complete and now our woods await your arrival. Our trees are ready to host the inaugural year of an exciting program that is sure to change the future of our woods. A pivotal moment for BR!

The turnout was fantastic for our training sessions–we’re delighted to have such a team of spirited, committed Woods Warriors to pilot this program. Welcome & thank you!

The woods are open for business every day from Nov 1, 2015 through April 2016. Simply come visit your plot when it works for you! Like company? Grab some neighboring warriors & make a fun afternoon of it. Want some family time alone? Fantastic–your plot awaits!

Miss the training?
Or just need a refresh on how-tos? We’re here for you! There are several resources available:

  1. Us!  The Adopt A Plot committee is fully committed to the success of the program. To that end, please do not hesitate to contact us to accompany you on your first trip to your plot, should you feel it beneficial.  We will help you identify targeted species, talk about clipping techniques, and of course, help you enter and exit the woods safely. Just drop an email to [email protected] and someone will get back to you.
  2. Online:  The Adopt A Plot section is a trove of great resources!  Here is just about everything you need to know. Misplace your handy 1-page training sheet? PDF is here! And all of our Field Guides, just in case you misplaced your own. Also, you will find a photo & video slideshow featuring information covered during training. Jump on and explore!
A few quick tips
  1. Protect yourself from ticks, the threat is lessened in cooler weather, but not removed.
  2. Do not disturb the soil! In your Field Guide, you’ll see notes on pulling up roots. We have changed our position on this matter and ask that you not remove any roots from the soil. This is considered soil disturbance and is not allowed by the county.
  3. Critical Area. Anyone working in Roads and Rails along the shoreline, please do not do any work within 100 feet of the shoreline, as it is considered critical area.
You will want to share your happiness. 
You won’t be able to resist snapping pictures once you’re out there. I mean, the foliage is INCREDIBLE right now! Moreover, you will be feeling really good about what you’re doing. Share your happiness! Snap a pic and send it to us, if you feel inspired! Or post it on FB (Bay Ridge Exchange works well!), Instagram or Twitter with the hashtag #BRWoods and we’ll add some to the gallery as we go! Snap a pic of your inaugural vine cutting & share your stories!

As mentioned in the training, we will be asking for some information–just a little–to chronicle our progress. We will be routing a link to the Woods Warriors within the next 24 hours to show you where to enter your data–2 important bits: (1) the date you maintained & (2) how many hours your warriors spent on your plot. Boom! Thats it. Stay tuned!
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LET THE CLIPPING COMMENCE! The trees anxiously anticipate your arrival!

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