YONKERS, N.Y. -- Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino is urging residents to participate in Pitch in for Parks on Saturday, April 26, from 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Volunteer opportunities will be available at many Westchester County parks locations. Rain date is Saturday, May 3.
Volunteers in this annual program play an active role in the stewardship of the more than 18,000 acres of Westchester County parks, trails and nature centers. They can choose a favorite park and help with such tasks as trail clearing and pruning, flower bed preparation, debris removal, painting, sweeping and cleaning. Businesses can also join the effort by donating snacks and beverages.
"Pitch in for Parks is the largest volunteer cleanup event of the year in Westchester's parks," said Astorino. "It's the perfect opportunity to give back to your community all while enjoying the beautiful spring weather, getting some exercise and, of course, having fun."
Volunteers are welcome to "Pitch In" for an hour or two, or the whole day and should dress appropriately for outdoor work. Work gloves, cleaning tools and supplies will be provided for volunteers who sign up in advance.
Pitch in for Parks is co-sponsored by the Friends of Westchester County Parks Inc. and 107.1 The Peak radio.
For more information, visit http://www.westchestergov.com/parks, or to sign up for a specific project call 864-7318.