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Show your Love of FDR State Park

Participate in a project to make the park better for visitors and its environment. 

Vine Choppers

With the park's permission, the Vine Choppers are removing porcelain berry and bittersweet vines which are strangling the trees in the park. They work on the first and third Saturdays (9-12 am..  Contact to say you are coming and then meet the group at Parking Lot 1. Bring work gloves, water, bug repellant, and sunscreen. Bring loppers or a folding saw, if you have them. All volunteers need to bring the following form to the first time they come. Kids 15 and older only need permission to come. Younger than 15 need to be accompanied by an adult. 

Beginners welcome! training providing. 

 Use the iNaturalist app, used in the EcoQuest, to find even more invasives for the Choppers to remove

Trail Care

The trails in FDR State Park need some tenderloving care - making sure they are blazed, vegetation cut back, and downed trees and wet areas reported. You will be assigned a trail, trained on what to do, and asked to check your "trail," monthly from April through November, twice during the winter month, after major storms, and required to report back. 


The Lower Hudson Partnership for Regional Invasive Species Management (LHPRISM) is looking for citizen scientists to find occurances of invasives species in our region. One way of participating is to try one of the monthly challenges (warning: you may get hooked). Read all about how to join:


From time to time, the Friends schedule a hike, such as the First Day Hike. Announcements are made through the Mail Chimp mailing and posters around the park. If you are interested in leading a hike or going on one, please contact