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.
Win a $100 Camping Gift Card
Just register for I Love My park Day online by April 22 and you are automatically entered to win a $100 Camping gift card to NY State Parks (OPRHP.) The winner will be selected at random and contacted via email and/or certified mail within five (5) business days of date the winner is selected. See website for further details.
In the wake of Super Storm Sandy, our LI parks and historical sites need your help more than ever! Check out these Long Island parks that will be participating this year and register to volunteer!
Bayard Cutting Arboretum State Park
Bethpage State Park
Connetquot River State Park Preserve
Heckscher State Park
Hempstead Lake State Park
Jones Beach State Park
Nissequogue River State Park
Robert Moses State Park
Sunken Meadow State Park (Alfred E. Smith)
Walt Whitman Birthplace State Historic Site