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For Release: Friday, April 27, 2018

DEC Encourages Volunteers to Visit Five Rivers On 'I Love My Park Day'

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) today encouraged volunteers to join the agency for 'I Love My Park Day,' a stewardship event at the Five Rivers Environmental Education Center in Delmar, Albany County, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, May 5.

This year marks the 7th year of the annual I Love My Park Day event organized by Parks & Trails New York in partnership with the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation, and DEC.

Stewardship projects at Five Rivers will include trail clean-up, light maintenance, tree planting, and invasive species removal. All ages are welcome to attend. Volunteers should bring garden gloves, water, and a snack.

To sign up for the event, visit the Parks and Trails New York website.

Five Rivers Environmental Education Center is a living museum comprising over 450 acres of fields, forests, and wetlands. Located in the Capital District, the center provides a variety of easily accessible programs and services for individuals, families, and groups. In recognition of outstanding interpretive programming, the National Park Service has designated Five Rivers a National Environmental Study Area.

For directions to Five Rivers, see DEC's website.

For more information about I Love My Park Day, see DEC's website.

New York State has more than five million acres of public lands to enjoy. Help keep these special places beautiful by participating in I Love My Park Day.

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