Give Back! Canal Clean Sweep April 25-27 & I Love My Park Day May 3

Troop 1101 volunteers at Grafton Lakes State Park for I Love My Park Day 2013

Troop 1101 volunteers at Grafton Lakes State Park for I Love My Park Day 2013nal

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Volunteers paddle bags of garbage along the Erie Canal at the Battle Island Clean Sweep Event.

Last year’s eighth annual Canal Clean Sweep brought together over 150 communities, not-for-profit organizations, civic groups, businesses, and social clubs to complete nearly 100 cleanup and beautification events along the Canal System and the Canalway Trail. This year we are hoping to engage even more communities and organizations.

Please join us by helping to organize an event in your community! Whether it’s picking up litter and brush on lock grounds, helping to remove debris from a local Canal park, or preparing a section of Canalway Trail for the thousands of visitors that arrive each year; your event will give volunteers an opportunity to work hand-in-hand with their neighbors and Canal Corporation employees to enhance and preserve this tremendous environmental, cultural and historic resource. Register today!

Last year’s second annual I Love My Park Day built on the tremendous success of the first year. We doubled the number of participating state parks and historic sites and welcomed more than 4,000 volunteers — including Governor Cuomo — who pitched in to celebrate and improve the state’s park system.

This year’s I Love My Park Day is going to be even bigger and better. Join PTNY, State Parks, and Friends groups on Saturday, May 3 as we help make our state parks and historic sites even more magnificent. Online registration will open in mid-March. Learn more.

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