State Parks will host volunteers at Cayuga Lake as part of more than 100 cleanup, improvement and beautification events happening statewide on Saturday, May 7. I Love My Park Day is an exciting statewide event to improve and enhance New York’s state parks and historic sites and bring visibility to the entire state park system and its needs. Volunteers from across the state will participate in cleanup, improvement, and beautification events at New York State parks and historic sites. Volunteers will celebrate New York’s state 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.
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.
Cayuga Lake State Park is 141 acres and has one of the largest campgrounds in the Finger Lakes State Park Region. The park grants access to one of the largest finger lakes and our areas most popular lake with boaters and fishermen, with access to sport and culinary fishing.
I Love My Park Day is coordinated at the statewide level by Parks & Trails New York (PTNY) in partnership with the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation (OPRHP) and the New York Department of Environmental Conservation. Friends groups and park staff will oversee cleanup, improvement and beautification projects and work with volunteers.
New York State is a leader in parks and conservation because of a long history of stewardship and generosity of private citizens. Friends groups and volunteers are more important than ever to keep parks beautiful, clean, and welcoming for all to visit and enjoy. Volunteer participation in a cleanup day will help enhance these important places during lean budget times and show elected leaders that there is strong public support for our park system.
We are very fortunate to have key local Sponsors for our event – Seneca Meadows Inc., Wegmans, and Dunkin Donuts.
Those interested in volunteering in the project at Cayuga Lake State Park can register to volunteer by visiting www.ptny.org/ilovemypark.
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