Pick Up the Parks Event


Monroe County Watershed Cleanups/ International Coastal Cleanups

  • Next Saturday, September 20th numerous local organizations will help cleanup local beaches, coastlines, and watersheds. They can use your help!
  • Five Monroe County Parks will benefit from this cleanup.
  • Click here for a list of local cleanup sites, including how to sign up, and where to meet up.

The 6th annual Pick Up the Parks Event 

is scheduled for Saturday, April 25th, 2015

  • 9am-noon (Cleanup)

  • noon-2pm (Thank You Picnic in Olmsted Lodge at Highland Park)

  • Click HERE for the Volunteer To-do List (for when you arrive at your park)

  • Click HERE for the Cheat Sheet (to help sort items collected)

  • Check back in winter for the 2015 Publicity Flyer

  • Check back in winter for the 2015 Day-of Details Document (DoDD)

  • Click HERE for the Volunteer Registration Form (VRF)

  • Click HERE for the Volunteer Waiver Form (VWF)

  • Click HERE for the Pick Up the Parks Facebook Page

Join Cascades Recovery and the Monroe County Department of Parks, along with many local recreation and environmental groups for “Pick Up the Parks.”  This event is designed to foster stewardship of our 21 parks and 12,000 acres within.  We are all stewards of the great outdoors, so we encourage you to do your part to keep our parks, our waterways, and watersheds clean and green.

This great parks stewardship event will expand to cover all Monroe County Parks in 2014 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. 

  • To register yourself, your family, group of friends, club, organization, business, scout troop, or class, e-mail  the Volunteer Registration Form (VRF) today to Ryan Loysen at rloysen@monroecounty.gov, or drop off, mail it, fax it to 585-753-7284, or call 585-753-7281!  Be sure to include your group size, preferred park, e-mail address, and phone number.  Walk-ins on April 26th are welcome, BUT we strongly recommend that you register; each park has a maximum number of volunteers needed. 
  • Site-Host organizations will meet & greet, direct & orient the volunteers that participate.  
  • All supplies are provided by the Parks Department and its partners. You'll even get a free lunch for your service.  
    • Be sure to join us for the "Thank  You Picnic" at the Olmsted Lodge in Highland Park, starting at noon. 
  • We hope to see you on April 26th, 2014 at 9am!


Barton & Loguidice, DPC

Bay Creek Paddling

Black Creek Watershed Coalition

Boy Scout Troop 356

Brockport Teachers Association

Burger King

Center for Environmental Initiatives

Churchville Lions Club

Cornell Cooperative Extension

Delta Laboratories, Inc.

Eastern Mountain Sports

Environmental Resources Management

Fleet Feet Sports & YellowJacket Racing

Full Moon Vista Bike & Sport

Gander Mountain

Genesee Regional Off-road Cyclists

Genesee Valley Audubon Society

Genesee Valley Chapter Adirondack Mountain Club

Geo-Cachers of the Rochester Area

Girl Scout Troop 60132

Girl Scout Troops of Pittsford

Highland Park Conservancy

Highland Park Neighbors

I.A. Datthyn Family Farm

Irondequoit Bay Fish & Game Club

Irondequoit Conservation Board

Kickball League of Rochester

Mendon Foundation

Monroe County Department of Environmental Services

Monroe County Health Department

Monroe County Soil & Water Conservation District

Monroe County Sports Commission

Oatka Creek Watershed Committee

The Penfield Green Initiative & Greenovation

Riga Recreation Department

Rochester Young Professionals

Seneca Park Zoo Society

Sunnking Electronics Recycling

SUNY Brockport

Trails ROC

YMCA Camp Arrowhead

Westside YMCA

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