2014-04-18 / Community

Team Effort On Trees

Knicks, Liberty, Students Plant Together
By Miriam Rosenberg


Knick legends Walt "Clyde" Frazier and Anthony Mason are joined by former Liberty player Kym Hampton. Photos by Miriam Rosenberg Knick legends Walt "Clyde" Frazier and Anthony Mason are joined by former Liberty player Kym Hampton. Photos by Miriam Rosenberg Last week more than 120 volunteers from the New York Knicks, PwC New York, the city's Parks Department, and students from PS 161 (The Arthur Ashe School) came together to plant 1,500 trees and 200 shrubs in Jamaica Bay Park.

“The Knicks and PwC understand the importance of adding trees to New York City's ecosystem and how valuable care and stewardship is to the health of young trees on the streets and in our parks,” Parks' First Deputy Commissioner Liam Kavanagh said.

This year, PwC will donate one tree for the MillionTreesNYC program for each three point field goal the home team makes. As of April 11, Knicks' players had made 369 three-pointers on the season.

Joining in the April 10 event was Knicks legends Walt "Clyde" Frazier and Anthony Mason, and New York Liberty legend Kym Hampton.



Parks First Deputy Commissioner Liam Kavanagh watches as Mason and Frazier prepare to plant a tree. Parks First Deputy Commissioner Liam Kavanagh watches as Mason and Frazier prepare to plant a tree.

Mason instructs a local youngster who joins in the planting as Kavanagh, Frazier and Hampton watch. Mason instructs a local youngster who joins in the planting as Kavanagh, Frazier and Hampton watch.

Students from PS 161 take part in helping Rockaway's environment. Students from PS 161 take part in helping Rockaway's environment.

More than 120 volunteers help plant trees and shrubs at Jamaica Bay Park. More than 120 volunteers help plant trees and shrubs at Jamaica Bay Park.

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