Help at “I Love My Park Day” on May 3

A view of Hubbard Lodge from the Butterfly Garden

A view of Hubbard Lodge from the Butterfly Garden

Friends of Fahnestock and Hudson Highlands State Parks (FOFHH) will host two “I Love My Park Day” events Saturday, May 3. Register online to help. Volunteers should wear appropriate clothing and footwear, bring gloves and (if available) clippers, and water. There is poison ivy, so long pants and sleeves are recommended.

Hudson Highlands State Park: Northgate Ruins

Help from 9 a.m. to noon at the Northgate Ruins/Cornish Estate in Hudson Highlands State Park Preserve. (Meet at 9 a.m. at Little Stony Point parking area on Route 9D, Cold Spring.) Help clean up around the ruins and uncover the site’s history. Local historian Thom Johnson will lead the cleanup and share background on the estate. Tasks include clearing brush, vines, dead/down trees, and cleaning out sediment on and around drainage ways.

Clarence Fahnestock Memorial State Park: Ann Odell Memorial Butterfly Garden

Join in from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Ann Odell Memorial Butterfly Garden at Hubbard Lodge in Fahnestock State Park. Ralph Odell (former Deputy Commissioner of Natural Resources for NYS parks) and Grace Kennedy (Grace Kennedy Garden Design) will lead the cleanup. Work includes planting, weeding, mulching and digging. Hubbard Lodge is off of Route 9 just north of the intersection with Route 301, in Cold Spring. Contact [email protected]

Photo courtesy of Friends of Fahnestock & Hudson Highlands State Parks

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