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Westchester County Sets April 26 for 'Pitch in for Parks' Day

The following is an announcement from Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino:

Spring is finally here and County Executive Robert P. Astorino is asking residents to get into the spirit of volunteerism by joining scores of civic-minded individuals, organizations and community groups at “Pitch In for Parks,” the county’s largest one-day spruce up of the county parks, pathways and nature centers, Saturday, April 26, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., 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 clean-up event of the year in Westchester’s parks,” said County Executive Robert P. 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 westchestergov.com/parks, or to sign up for a specific project call (914) 864-7318.

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