Learn more about SVB 30 Years | 30 Causes
According to the Department of City Planning, more than one-quarter of the New York City is occupied by public parks, playgrounds and nature preserves. Yet there are many parks here that receive no government funding for maintenance and development. Hudson River Park is one of them. The park relies on financial and volunteer support from the public to keep this public, green oasis operating year round. So, 21 SVB volunteers joined NYC Cares on a sunny day in October to help rejuvenate a deserving outdoor space along the city’s riverfront as part of our 30 Years | 30 Causes campaign.
Hudson River Park runs along the Hudson and extends from 59th Street south to Battery Park in Manhattan. Bicycle and pedestrian paths, including the Manhattan Waterfront Greenway, span the park north to south, opening up the waterfront to a wide variety of recreational uses. The park provides extensive free or minimal cost programming throughout the year to the public, especially to public schools and youth community centers. On top of its recreational and cultural offerings for people (and dogs), the park is also home to a wildlife habitat including native plants, dozens of local bird species and other natural gems that we don’t ordinarily see in the streets of the city such as butterflies and dragonflies. Additionally, the park gives visitors a window into New York’s rich history.
Our main contribution was to help improve the seasonal beauty of the park. With guidance from the park’s educator and two horticulturalists, we planted a large number of bulbs that will blossom in March and April. Our SVB team members plan to support the park again, and we’ll all get a chance to enjoy the flowers we planted next spring. To get involved, or to explore this great resource in New York, visit: http://www.hudsonriverpark.org/explore-the-park
About 30 Years | 30 Causes
The “30 Years |30 Causes” campaign was developed after Silicon Valley Bank crowd sourced ideas from its employees to celebrate its 30th anniversary. The company will host 30 community service events around the world near each of its offices in 2013. A listing of SVB’s 30 Years | 30 Causes events, as well as photos, will be updated at svb.com/svb-30-years/ and www.facebook.com/SVBFinancialGroup Follow @SVB_Financial’s community service initiatives on Twitter with #SVB30. Points of Light is assisting SVB with the development and execution of these events worldwide.