Volunteers sought for ‘I love My Park Day’ cleanup effort at Cranberry Lake Campground May 4
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.