BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) – Thousands of New Yorkers are expected to turn out this Saturday, May 3rd, to clean up and spruce up parks across New York State.
A record number of volunteers – almost 3,000 – have already registered and state officials are expecting about 6,000 participants. Governor Andrew Cuomo calls New York’s park system “one of our state’s most valued assets.” He is encouraging residents to play a role in preserving the parks for future generations.
Volunteers are needed for general trash pick-up, planting flowers and trees, removing weeds and invasive species, reseeding, painting, assembling benches and picnic tables, trail maintenance, and much more.
This year 83 parks and historic sites are participating in “I Love My Park Day.” In Western New York these parks include: Allegany State Park, Artpark (registration is full), Evangola State Park, Golden Hill State Park, Knox Farm State Park, Midway State Park, Niagara Falls State Park, Wilson-Tuscarora State Park, and Whirlpool State Park.
You may register at http://www.ptny.org/ilovemypark/.