New Yorkers love their parks. Volunteers are willing to help maintain the beauty of New York’s treasured state parks and historic sites. Friends groups and volunteers are more important than ever to keep parks beautiful, clean, and welcoming for all to visit and enjoy.
I Love My Park Day is an exciting new statewide event, organized by Parks & Trails New York (PTNY) in partnership with the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation (OPRHP) and local Friends groups, to celebrate and enhance New York’s parks and historic sites and bring visibility to the entire park system and its needs. The NY State Commission on National and Community Service is joining the effort this year to help recruit volunteers, promote the initiative and engage AmeriCorps members to support to projects across the state.
Volunteers from across the state will participate in cleanup, improvement, and beautification events at New York State parks and historic sites on Saturday, May 4, 2013. Volunteers will celebrate New York’s park system by cleaning up park lands and beaches, planting trees and gardens, restoring trails and wildlife habitat, removing invasive species, and working on various site improvement projects.
PTNY, in collaboration with OPRHP, coordinates the event on the statewide level, providing outreach, promotion, technical assistance and this how-to organizer’s kit for Friends groups to use for their individual events. Friends groups and park staff oversee cleanup, improvement and beautification projects and work with volunteers.
First-ever I Love My Park Day a success
Parks and historic sites enhanced
Headlines tout love for parks
A boost to volunteerism
A big thank you to Governor Cuomo, our sponsors, and everyone who came out, rolled up their sleeves, and helped make I Love My Park Day a huge success!
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