Volunteers can help out in butterfly garden or Cornish Estate

Volunteers at Fahnestock's butterfly garden (Photo courtesy of FOFHH)
Volunteers at Fahnestock’s butterfly garden (Photo courtesy of FOFHH)

Friends of Fahnestock and the Hudson Highlands State Parks will host volunteers at Fahnestock and Hudson Highland State Parks as part of more than 70 cleanup, improvement and beautification events happening statewide on Saturday, May 4. I Love My Park Day is a statewide event in its second year. The focus of the day is to improve and enhance New York’s state parks and historic sites and bring visibility to the entire state park system and its needs. Volunteers will celebrate New York’s state park system by cleaning up park lands and beaches, planting trees and gardens, restoring trails and wildlife habitat, removing invasive species, and working on various site improvement projects. 

Fahnestock invites volunteers to help out at the Ann Odell Memorial Butterfly Garden, which is located at Hubbard Perkins Lodge, Route 9, Cold Spring (1/4 mile north of Routes 9 and 301). Helpers are needed to clean up, prune, plant, weed and fix. Garden gloves and tools, snacks and water are recommended.

Volunteers will help out in the Hudson Highlands at Northgate Farm/Cornish Estate off of Route 9D by cleaning up, pruning and weeding. Garden gloves and tools, snacks, water and lunch (for a picnic) are recommended.

All ages are welcome. Those interested in volunteering can register by visiting ptny.org/ilovemypark or by calling 845-225-7207. For more information, go to fofhh.org or facebook.com/fofhh.

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