Westchester Land Trust’s Helping Hands program puts teams of volunteers from area businesses to work on one-day projects on preserved lands, to enhance the appearance, safety, and usability of the land.
Through “hands-on” experience, the volunteers gain an understanding of the importance of preserving natural landscapes and the effective impact of their work. This helps reach our objective of creating stewards and informed advocates for these properties on the individual, community, and corporate levels. Through HHA, WLT will work with local land managers to arrange fun, and rewarding projects for volunteers of all abilities.
Acting as facilitator between the corporations and parks/preserves, WLT handles all project details making it easy to carry out this type of community service. We customize each project based on a variety of factors, such as location, level of difficulty, number of participants, etc. More than 75 volunteers from four local companies have participated in our Helping Hands program. Click on the links below to learn more about individual projects:
Helping Hands at Hunter Brook Preserve, Yorktown (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, Katonah)
Helping Hands at Hemlock Brook Preserve, Yorktown (Swiss Re)
Helping Hands at Wampus Elementary School, Armonk (C.W. Brown)
Helping Hands at Eastwoods Preserve, Pound Ridge (Swiss Re)