Green and Clean Committee

If interested in volunteering on cleaning and greening projects, please contact

Greening Murray Hill was the major thrust of the first Street Fair (Block Party) in the Murray Hill community. The need to help our city and the community to be more inviting and livable was then, and still is today, a prime interest of our Association. Working with the New York City Parks Department and building owners, over 400 new trees were planted during the mid-1970s.

Today we care for over six hundred trees in our community. Regular fertilization, pruning, replacement and opening new tree beds are all coordinated by volunteer workers. Each tree is numbered and identified by address on our Murray Hill Tree Map.

Funds to maintain these important environmental projects come from private donations, building owners, and funds raised at our annual street fair.

The Greening Committee is also involved in other projects which help keep Murray Hill clean and attractive. Two volunteer groups provide support to the Committee:

The Green Berets purchase, plant, and maintain mulch or plantings in the tree beds along Third Avenue each Spring. We  hold events to clean and maintain tree beds and planter boxes, and to lend a hand to neighbors who would like to add new plantings to our streetscape. 

Keep Murry Hill Clean! – join us in our community clean-up events. Or better still, help organize your block. We are looking for smart ways for blocks to team up and keep the streets clean for all of us to enjoy. 

Additionally, the Association pays for an outside contractor to clean litter from the Third Avenue tree beds twice monthly during the months of April through September.

Please consider contacting the Association to volunteer or to make a small donation to help continue our efforts. Also, please contact us with ideas or suggestions on how to improve our services.