Have you heard of I Love My Park Day? It’s an awesome statewide effort to enhance the parks and historic sites of New York State, and this year’s event on May 6th is the biggest yet!
More than 120 state parks, historic sites, and public lands are participating in this year’s event. Five National Park Service sites are taking part, as well as 15 properties managed by the Department of Environmental Conservation in the Adirondack and Catskill regions and at four environmental centers.
Locally, Million Dollar Beach and the Lake George Battlefield Park are hosting an I Love Your Park event. Consider spending your weekend outside, enjoying the great outdoors and giving back to your community.
Participants for I Love My Park are meeting at the Million Dollar Beach Parking Area at 10am on Saturday, May 6th. All ages are welcome, so bring the kids!
Million Dollar Beach
Volunteers will be policing the beach, removing debris and litter from the beach and parking lot areas, and mulching and planting around the beach house.
Lake George Battlefield Park
The group will be policing the entire day use area while removing litter and other materials. They will also be cleaning, planting, and mulching around “The Indian” sculpture, and planting and mulching trees in Father Jogues Field.
About I Love My Park Day
This state-wide event is put together by Parks & Trails New York (PTNY) and the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation, and Historic Preservation (OPRHP), as well as local Friends groups.
The event aims to celebrate and enhance the parks and historic sites in New York State, and to shed light on the park system as a whole.