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Brooks Invites Community to Help Pick-Up-The-Parks

Brooks Invites Community to Help Pick-Up-The-Parks

Monroe County Executive Maggie Brooks announced the 5th annual Pick-Up-The-Parks Project, a green initiative hosted by the Monroe County Parks Department in partnership with Tim Horton’s Café & Bake Shop and Cascades Recovery, will be held this Saturday, April 26th at 9:00 a.m.


“Our 21 beautiful County parks are some of the finest in New York State and contribute so much to our community’s world-class quality of life,” said Brooks. “That’s why maintaining the natural beauty and pristine splendor of our parks system is so vitally important. I would like to thank all of this event’s sponsors for their outstanding support and I invite our entire community to come help pick-up-the-parks this Saturday.”


Close to 800 registered volunteers from across the community will be cleaning-up several Monroe County Parks on Saturday, April 26th. The event begins at 9:00 a.m. at each of the designated County Parks and is open to individuals and groups throughout the community.  All are welcome.


This year, Pick-Up-The-Parks will expand to all parks including Abraham Lincoln, Black Creek, Churchville, Devil’s Cove, Durand Eastman, Ellison, Genesee Valley, Greece Canal, Highland, Irondequoit Bay Marine, Irondequoit Bay West, Lehigh Valley Trail, Lucien Morin, Mendon Ponds, Northampton, Oatka Creek, Ontario Beach, Powder Mills, Seneca, Tryon, & Webster Parks.


Immediately following the clean-up activities, the Monroe County Parks Department will host a centralized Thank You Picnic for all participating volunteers at 12 noon at the Olmsted Lodge located in Highland Park.


Pick-Up-The-Parks participants are encouraged to bring a pair of gloves, their own work tools (rake or broom) and dress appropriately for the weather. Complimentary light refreshments will be provided before the clean-up at each site by Tim Horton’s. Meeting site and pre-registration information is available on the Monroe County website at or by calling (585) 753-PARK.




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Department of Communications at 753-1080