Outdoor Channel and Time Warner Cable Partner for NYC Conservation Effort
September 6, 2012
STATEN ISLAND, N.Y., Sept. 6, 2012 /PRNewswire/ –
WHO: Outdoor Channel Corps, a philanthropic program created by Outdoor Channel, America's leader in outdoor TV, which aims to restore and improve public lands and spaces in order to ensure that the outdoor lifestyle thrives in communities across America; Time Warner Cable; and the Boy Scouts of America. WHAT: Join the Staten Island, New York community as they come together for a third year to clean up the William H. Pouch Scout Camp (Pouch Camp) - a privately owned Boy Scout camp in the heart of the publicly owned Greenbelt (NYC Park). Stretching across 143 acres, the camp recently received funding from the Harbor Estuary Fund, administered by the Port Authority of New York & New Jersey, Staten Island Borough President James Molinaro, Councilman Vincent Ignizio (R-South Shore) and Councilman James Oddo (R-Mid-Island) to preserve 44 acres of land, which includes miles of hiking trails, a gorgeous 17-acre lake and surrounding waterfront. This year's event will also include an appearance by David Johansen, also known as Buster Poindexter, who is most famous for his 1982 hit single "Hot Hot Hot." A native of Staten Island, Johansen was a member of the Boy Scouts of America and participated in scouting activities at Pouch Camp as a youth. WHY: As New York City's only scout camp, Pouch Camp is an integral part of the area's scouting community. Last year, the event successfully removed invasive species throughout the camp grounds, and this activity will also be the primary focus of this year's initiative, as an effort to keep Pouch Camp in top condition for the scouts, New York City youth and other visitors. Moreover, volunteers will plant saplings along the grounds in support the City of New York's Parks & Recreation department's MillionTreesNYC initiative, a sustainability project set forth under Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg with the goal of planting one million trees across New York City by the year 2017. Members of the Committee to Save Pouch Camp will be available to discuss the preservation efforts. Free "Save Pouch" lawns signs will also be available for pick-up as well as the Committee's brochure. Through partnerships with organizations such as the Boy Scouts and Time Warner Cable, Outdoor Channel aims to mobilize local outdoor enthusiasts and make lasting impacts on the communities it serves across the U.S. Time Warner Cable is looking to raise awareness about conservation in Staten Island through its Connect A Million Minds initiative which exposes young people to the wonders of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). Outdoor Channel HD is available to area residents of Staten Island, NY through Time Warner Cable on Channel 480. Time Warner Cable's New York City service area includes Manhattan, Queens, Staten Island and western Brooklyn, Mt. Vernon, NY, as well as Bergen and Hudson Counties in New Jersey. WHEN: Saturday, September 22nd | 8:30 a.m. -12:00 p.m. Volunteers meet at 8:30 a.m. | Event kicks off at 9:00 a.m. WHERE: Pouch Camp | 1465 Manor Road, Staten Island, NY Participants should meet at the main parking lot, which is located next to the main scout building. A map of Pouch Camp can be found here: http://www.pouchcamp.org/docs/map.jpg. SIGN For more information on the event, please visit: www.savepouch.com. To RSVP as a volunteer, UP: email: firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the Committee to Save Pouch Camp Facebook page.
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