New York State Commission on
National & Community Service
Andrew M. Cuomo
Susan K. Stern
Mark J. Walter
The NY State Commission on National and Community Service, together with Parks & Trails New York and the NY State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation want to thank the more than 4,000 New Yorkers who pitched in on Saturday, May 4th to make the 2nd Annual I Love My Park Day a huge success! With your help, so much was accomplished to get New York State’s Parks and Historic Sites in great shape for what is sure to be a beautiful summer season!
Volunteers across the state served at more than 80 State Parks and Historic Sites completing cleanup, gardening, painting and construction projects. New and returning volunteers answered the call to service with a fun, productive day while giving back to the parks they enjoy all year round.
Governor Andrew Cuomo also continued his commitment to keeping all State Parks open for the public to enjoy, and making sure the parks damaged in Superstorm Sandy will be open this summer. Governor Cuomo helped with volunteer activities on I Love My Park Day including building picnic tables, planting flowers, and cleaning debris and litter.
“It is great, I did it last year, there is a lot of energy and really nice people,” Governor Cuomo said. “You talk about sense of community and volunteerism with people just coming out to help clean up, and the sponsorship was great so it was a fun day.”
The State Commission is also grateful to all the New York State AmeriCorps members for the roles they played as volunteer coordinators and project managers at local I Love My Park Day events. AmeriCorps member make a huge difference in communities across New York State communities every day, and their support of I Love My Park Day was a huge resource for event organizers.