WHO WE ARE
Friends was started in 1998 by a group of concerned neighbors in the Hunters Point, Long Island City section of New York City, in the borough of Queens, who wanted to assure that our community’s parks, trees and natural areas are well cared for.
Friends is incorporated as a 501(c)(3) non profit organization — a direct-action environmental group that employs volunteering in hands-on projects as a means of enhancing our neighborhood, and as an educational approach to promote a safer, friendlier and more environmentally sustainable quality of life.
Friends is community-based, and all volunteer — there are no paid positions.
Our purpose is to enhance the quality of life in Long Island City by promoting awareness of, concern for, and participation in the publicly accessible green and open spaces on the waterfront and in the neighborhood.
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