Gov. Andrew Cuomo talks ‘I Love my Park Day’ Saturday

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo reminded New Yorkers to volunteer at their favorite state park or historic site during the third annual “I Love My Park Day,” taking place this Saturday.

A record number of volunteers, nearly 3,000, have already registered and the state is expecting almost 6,000 participants. Those who would like to support clean-up and renovation efforts at sites across the state can register at

For area locals looking to volunteer Evangola State Park is participating this year.

“I encourage all New Yorkers to take some time to give back and join the thousands of volunteers that have already signed up to participate in ‘I Love My Parks Day’ this Saturday” said Governor Cuomo. “New York’s park system is one of our state’s most valued assets, and by helping improve these sites, we can all play a part in preserving them for generations to come.”

This year volunteers of all ages will help improve parks and historic sites through hundreds of projects ranging from general park clean-up such as debris and trash pick-up, and invasive plant and species removal to beatification efforts such as planting flowers and trees, weed removal, reseeding, painting, assembly and installation of benches and picnic tables, trail maintenance and much more.