Spring Cleaning at the FDR State Park

Yorktown Heights, NY, April 22, 2012 --(PR.com)-- Friends of FDR State Park (FoFDR) will host volunteers at FDR State Park as part of the I Love My Parks Yorktown First Annual Event on Saturday, May 5 between 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.. I Love My Park Day Yorktown is an exciting new town wide event to improve and enhance our parks and historic sites and bring visibility to the entire park system and its needs.

New Yorkers love their parks. Volunteers are willing to help maintain the beauty of New York’s treasured state parks and historic sites. Friends group and volunteers are more important than ever to keep our park beautiful, clean, and welcoming for all to visit and enjoy. Winter leaves debris around and FDR State Park is no exception. Pick up discarded trash – bags, gloves, and safety vests provided, Remove invasive plants that are crowding out native vegetation. Bring work gloves and water. Friends will supply the safety vests, trash bags, and refreshments when you finish. You never know who is going to find the most unusual piece of trash.

Time volunteered can count as community service hours.

For more information & to register: www.Ilovemyparksyorktown.org or contact Dave Rocco at 914-819-8792 or via email coyoteroc@verizon.net. Groups are requested to register so we can provide a host to greet you upon arrival.

Directions: Take the Taconic State Parkway to the FDR Park exit. Once past the entrance booths, proceed left to Parking Lot #1

About the Friends of FDR & DJT State Parks:

The Friends of Franklin D. Roosevelt and Donald J. Trump State Parks (FoFDR) is a non-profit group formed to provide a voice for the Park’s unique and diverse resources. We’re a group of park users and friends whose efforts are dedicated to supporting and enhancing an irreplaceable component for our quality of life that these parks provide. Our goal is to provide opportunities for people to develop a special relationship with the parks and to contribute to the parks’ programs and stewardship. To join the Friends group or for more information please visit http://www.fofdr.org or http://www.facebook.com/FriendsofFDR.

About the FDR State Park
Franklin D. Roosevelt State Park is located at 2957 Crompond Road in Yorktown Heights. The park encompasses 960 acres of outdoor recreation opportunity and with a 1.5 million gallon swimming pool, the largest pool in the state park system, many large, rentable picnic areas and pavilions, field and court sports, as well as boating and fishing on Mohansic Lake. Other opportunities include an 18-hole disc golf course and miles of roads and trails perfect for dog walking, running or bicycling. Visitors are welcome to bring their own equipment for snowshoeing, cross country skiing, ice fishing and snowmobiling during the winter months. The park is one of 15 state parks and six historic sites operated by the Taconic Region of New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation. For more information, please visit our websites at http://nysparks.com/parks/148/details.aspx or www.facebook.com/FDRstatepark.

About I Love My Parks Yorktown
I Love My Park Day Yorktown is part of the statewide events organized by Parks & Trails New York (PTNY) in partnership with the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation (OPRHP). Parks & Trails New York is the leading statewide organization working to preserve and enhance a network of parks, greenways and trails for all New Yorkers for generations to come. Since 1985, their influential reports and advocacy efforts have been critical to keeping parks and historic sites open and protecting New York’s natural, recreational, cultural and historical resources. For more information, visit www.ptny.org.

Media Contacts:
David Rocco, Event Chair
Anwer Qureishi, Marketing
Voicemail: 914-721-0598
Email: info@fofdr.org
Website: http://www.ilovemyparksyorktown.org/content/spring-cleaning-fdr-park
Friends of FDR State Park & Donald J. Trump State Parks
Anwer Qureishi
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