Citizen Action Program News


Rego Park Green Alliance

RPGA is launching a Queens ARt Intervention day which will give to approximately ten people grants of $100- 400 to do art interventions in Queens. See articles in the Brooklyn Reader, The Forum, DNAinfo New York and the RPGA website to learn more about this event. QAI Date: Saturday, September 27, 2014. Rain Date October 4.

Lewisboro Landtrust

Saturday, August 23rd, at 10:30, hike the Fox Hill Trail at Ward Pound Ridge Reservation, past the "magic stairs" to the Indian Tepee. The hike will be followed by "Meet the Animals of The Reservation" at the Nature Museum with a reservation naturalist. Following the program is an optional pot luck picnic. Lemonade and Cookies will be provided. Hike is 45 min-1hr. Total program: 2 hrs. Rated moderate due to uneven terrain and some hills. (Toddlers should be in backpacks.) Meet at Trailside Museum on main road or meet at Yellow Monkey Village at 10:00 to carpool. Reservation has small car fee. Led by Bonnie Robins.

Past Events


On Tuesday, July 22, BiomimicryNYC held "The #Regenerative Economy: Aligning Business and Nature" event. This network building gathering was attended by over 100 professionals and students, interested in learning more about an economic system that not only does "less bad" but "more good". Amy Larkin, author of "Environmental Debt" and Katherine Collins, author of "The Nature of Investing" discussed business standards and economic metrics to create and support a regenerative economy. Our natural world not only sustains life, but "creates conditions conducive to life". Therefore, it is not only sustain-able, but regenerative. And biomimicry is a tool that can be utilized to help build an economy that "creates conditions conducive to life". Seeing nature as our mentor, model and measure, rather than a warehouse of goods. For more info on the event visit: 

Rego Park Green Alliance
RPGA mural is complete. See DNAinfo New York and the Queens Cornicle for reviews of the art installment. 

Forbust Butternut Association
Forbus Butternut Association held their first communityevent, Butternut Blues Jam, on August 2 from 3-5pm at Forbus Butternut Park featuring the Butternut Blues Open Mic, singers, food, Praise Dancers, literature from six different environmental and ecological groups as well as demonstrations on controlling invasive species from a Sierra Club Rep.

Friends of Gulick Park

Friends of Gulick Park in partnership with the Abrons Arts Center are hosting the Urban Drive-In, July 10, 17, 24, and 31: four evenings of outdoor movie magic this July. Bring a chair or a blanket to sit on.


Lewisboro Land Trust

Rock Trail Hike at Ward Pound Ridge Reservation,
Saturday July 19, 9am: Explore the southeast quadrant and newest trail at WPRR, with its diverse biotic communities and beauty. Rated Moderate/difficult due to length and terrain. 4 miles. Wear Hiking boots/shoes and bring plenty of water. The hike will be led by Jim Nordgren and Peter Gross.


Other News CitAc Summer, 2014

Lewisboro Land Trust received designation as a 501c3 organization from the IRS. They have helped preserve over 1,000 acres in Lewisboro since its founding in 1994, and now focus on “linking people with the land” by maintaining the town’s preserves and offering the community many ways to use and enjoy them. We wish them the best of luck and look forward to hearing about their organization’s continued efforts.

As well, Abingdon Square Conservancy received designation as a 501c3 organization from the IRS. The Conservancy’s mission is to restore, manage and enhance the Square. We wish them the best of luck and look forward to hearing about their continued efforts.

RVGA is having a good growing season! See this article in the Shawangunk Journal by Terence P. Ward on farming in the region.


White Roof Project was featured in an article by PR Newswire about an upcoming event in which the White Roof Project and a team of Lend Lease volunteers will host a two-day event at Two Bridges Neighborhood Council in Lower Manhattan, to paint Two Bridges Neighborhood Council's Senior Housing facility roof white.

Compost for Brooklyn

C4B is looking for volunteers! Volunteers are needed to help out for just two hours per month. To sign up online at VolunteerSpot, send an e-mail to Natalia, the volunteer coordinator, at snucre @ She will then send you the link to Volunteer Spot, along with more details. See here for garden hours and location.