Tidy up Fort Ontario May 3

Tidying up Fort Ontario is the focus of I Love My Park Day May 3.

I Love My Park Day is a statewide event to improve and enhance New York’s state parks and historic sites.

Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. with work to start by 9 a.m. There will be assignments available for all ages and abilities.

Projects scheduled include:

Readying buildings – sweeping, dusting, mopping and returning exhibits to buildings from storage;

Painting – exterior of Officer Quarters’ privy as well as the fort’s many benches; and

Landscaping/clean-up –trimming of hedges and bushes inside the old fort, weeding and mulching flowerbeds in parking lots, cleaning up sticks, branches, and winter debris throughout the grounds, edging  sidewalks and pulling young weeds that grow among the stonework of the old fort.

Those interested in volunteering for any of Fort Ontario’s I LOVE MY PARK DAY projects may pre-register at www.ptny.org/ilovemypark, or by emailing Jenny Emmons, event coordinator, at jenny.emmons@parks.ny.gov or calling 343-4711.

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