May 5, 2018

We're heading out to our local parks for clean-up projects that will keep our local nature havens extraordinary!

I Love My Park Day is an exciting statewide event, organized by Parks & Trails New York (PTNY) in partnership with the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation (OPRHP) and local Friends groups, to celebrate and enhance New York's parks and historic sites and bring visibility to the entire park system and its needs.

Last year over 8,000 volunteers took part in more than 250 projects at 125 state parks, historic sites and public lands throughout the New York. We have two projects this year, sponsored by Friends of Catharine Valley Trail and supported by the Coleman and Susan Burke Center for Native Plants. You and your family are welcome and encouraged to help. More information on each project is below.

For questions about this event, call (607) 426-4015 or e-mail csutterby@gmail.com.

Friends of the Catharine Valley Trail

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Mark Twain State Park

Project #1 | Clean Up & Gardening | All Ages

Plant native species for birds. Remove invasive plants. Create a pollinator garden. Also clear bush and overgrown branches from birding trails. Meet at Catharine Valley Trailhead at Huck Finn Road at the entrance to Mark Twain State Park. All ages welcome. Please bring garden gloves, insect repellent, sturdy shoes and wear long pants. We start at 9:00am and finish at 12:00pm.

Project #2 | Clean Up & Building Nature Trails | All Ages

Clear brush and litter from Catharine Valley Trailhead at South Genesee Street. Meet at South Genesee Street at parking lot. All ages welcome. Please bring garden gloves, insect repellent, sturdy shoes and long pants. We start at 9:00am and finish at 12:00pm.