3rd Annual 'I Love My Park Day' on May 3rd (Updated)

 

    Elmira, N.Y., May 1—State Senator Tom O’Mara (R-C, Big Flats) reminded area residents today that the 3rd Annual “I Love My Park Day” will take place on Saturday, May 3, 2014 at state parks and historic sites across New York, including events at several 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.

    [Update: For the latest information on registration, including which events are full, click HERE.] 

    “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.”

    [read more in the Star-Gazette]   

    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 3rd. 

    O’Mara noted that local “I Love My Park Day” events are scheduled for the Catharine Valley Trail, (numerous events are planned along the trail), the Ithaca Dog Park at Allan H. Treman Marine State Park,  and Stony Brook State Park (REGISTRATION FULL).

    More details can also be obtained by calling by Jackie Mirandola Mullen at Parks & Trails New York by email at jmullen@ptny.org, or by calling 518-434-1583.