O'Mara reminds area residents that 'I Love My Park Day' this Saturday, May 4th offers volunteer opportunities

 

Elmira, N.Y. May 2 —State Senator Tom O’Mara (R-C, Big Flats) reminded area residents today that the 2nd Annual “I Love My Park Day” will take place this Saturday, May 4, 2013 and will include events at two local sites.


The statewide event, sponsored by Parks & Trails New York (PTNY) in partnership with the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation (OPRHP) and local groups, is aimed at encouraging volunteer efforts to enhance New York’s parks and historic sites and promote the entire park system.


“New York can boast of one of America’s outstanding systems of state parks, including a network of historic sites, parks and trails throughout the Finger Lakes and Southern Tier regions that are second to none,” said O’Mara.  “I can’t say enough about this effort to beautify and promote these attractions.  I hope it’s incredibly successful.”   


Volunteers from every region of New York will participate in efforts to beautify, improve and restore state parks, trails and historic sites on Saturday, May 4th.


O’Mara noted that local “I Love My Park Day” events are scheduled for the Catharine Valley Trail (events are planned along the trail from Watkins Glen High School to Millport and will be finalized closer to the date of the event), and The Ithaca Dog Park at  Allan H. Treman State Marine Park in Ithaca.


Additional information, including an online registration process, can be found on the Parks & Trails New York website, www.ptny.org.  


More details can also be obtained by calling by Laura DiBetta at Parks & Trails New York at 518-434-1583.