Volunteers sought for ‘I love My Park Day’ cleanup effort at Cranberry Lake Campground May 4
Monday, April 15, 2019 - 5:43 am

CRANBERRY LAKE — New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) is seeking volunteers for the eighth annual “I Love My Park Day” on Saturday, May 4.

“I Love My Park Day” is a statewide event sponsored by the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation and Parks & Trails New York to enhance parks, historic sites, and public lands by raising awareness and visibility of the state's outdoor recreation assets and their needs.

Locally, an event is planned from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the Cranberry Lake Campground. Volunteers will help with planting trees, raking, campsite cleanup; and picnic table replacement.

All ages are welcome. Pepple should bring work gloves and meet at the campground entrance.

Directions to Cranberry Lake Campground: From the West: I-81 take Exit 45 (Route 3) at Watertown. Take Route 3 to Cranberry Lake Village. Turn right on Lone Pine Road, campground is 1 mile south. From the North: Take Route 56 south from Potsdam. At intersection with Route 3 turn right (west) and follow Route 3 to Cranberry Lake Village. Turn left onto Lone Pine Road, campground is 1 mile south. From the South: People west of Amsterdam use Route 28. Coming from Utica take Route 12 to Route 28. West of Utica take Route 81. Take Route 3 to Cranberry Lake Village, turn left on Lone Pine Road, campground is 1 mile south.

Volunteers should sign-up ahead of time at https://www.ptny.org/events/i-love-my-park-day. Volunteers should dress for the weather and wear proper footwear/work boots, and long pants. Sunscreen and insect repellant are recommended. A bagged lunch and/or snacks and water is appropriate. Please email [email protected] for more information if needed.