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Make an impactCorporate partnerships

Partner with us to protect urban nature for current and future generations. We rely on corporate partners to increase the health and resilience of natural areas, connect people with nature, and strengthen the environmental workforce. From event sponsorship to grantmaking and employee engagement, we have a variety of ways for your company to make a lasting impact.

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  • Improve access to nature by maintaining NYC’s network of 300 miles of nature trails. Your team will engage in hands-on stewardship activities (clearing trails, managing invasive species) supervised by the NAC’s staff. Every volunteer day includes:

    • Behind-the-scenes guided tour and nature walk to learn basic plant identification
    • All necessary tools and equipment
    • Post-event impact report

    Activities take place outdoors in NYC parks. Site options include:

    • Length: Four hours
    • Timing: Spring, summer, fall
    • Accommodates up to 30 volunteers

    A table listing corporate volunteer site options and transportation

  • Introduce your team to NYC’s natural areas with an engaging presentation and discussion led by NAC leadership. Learn about the history of nature in the city, the role of natural areas in mitigating climate change, and how the work of the NAC intersects with your company’s sustainability goals.

    • Length: One hour (virtual or in person)
    • Timing: Year-round
    • Accommodates 100+ employees
  • Support the professional development of the NAC’s cohort of urban ecology interns and alumni from the City University of New York. Through mentorship opportunities or a career panel, your team will lend their expertise and unique skills to help interns succeed in their pursuit of STEM careers.

    • Length: One hour (virtual or in-person)
    • Timing: Year-round
    • Accommodates 5-10 employees
  • Plant trees, provide tree care, and contribute to ongoing forest restoration alongside NAC and NYC Parks staff.

    • Length: Four hours
    • Timing: Spring and fall – limited availability, please get in touch for more information!

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