Pick Up the Parks Event

 

The 8th annual Pick Up the Parks Event

has a new look!!

We will host the event on 7 consecutive Saturdays

(April 1st through May 13th).

CLICK HERE to Register Your Family/Group/Club

for the 8th annual Pick Up The Parks Event

  • Join our Site-Hosts on one of the 7 Dates listed below.  
  • Registration is strongly preferred. Walk-ins ARE welcome, but we value Volunteers' time and want to be sure we have enough work for everyone.
    • Max # of volunteers necessary is noted, so register early!  
  • Parks with a line through them are FULL. Please select another park.  

1)      THE APRIL 1st KICK-OFF FOR PICK UP THE PARKS WAS CANCELED DUE TO LOW REGISTRATION.  THESE PARKS WILL NOT BE RESCHEDULEDApril 1st:  Clean-up from 9-11:30am.  FREE THANK YOU Picnic from 11:30am-1pm at Millennium Lodge ONLY.

  • Greece Canal Park- Meet at Millennium Lodge, inside the  park, off Elmgrove Road (max 40 volunteers)
  • Northampton Park- Meet at Ski Lodge, on Hubbell Road, off Route 31/Brockport Spencerport Road (max 50 volunteers)

2)      THE APRIL 8th PICK UP THE PARKS AT MENDON PONDS AND POWDER MILLS PARKS HAS BEEN CANCELED DUE TO FLOODING, SNOW, AND WEATHER, IN GENERAL.  We are rescheduling for Saturday, May 6th at Mendon Ponds (Canfieldwoods Shelter) same time.  THE MAY 6TH POWDER MILLS PARK EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELED DUE TO LOW REGISTRATION. 

  April 8th: Clean-up from 9-11:30am.  FREE THANK YOU Picnic from 11:30am-1pm at Stewart Lodge ONLY.

  • Mendon Ponds Park- Meet at Stewart Lodge, inside the park, on Douglas Road (max 60 volunteers)
  • Powder Mills Park- Meet at Rand Lodge, on Park Road, off Route 96 (max 50 volunteers)
  • Lehigh Valley Trail Park- Meet at Rochester Junction trailhead, near intersection of Junction Road & Plains Road (max 10 volunteers)  THE APRIL 8th PICK UP THE PARKS AT LEHIGH VALLEY TRAIL WAS CANCELED DUE TO LOW REGISTRATION.
  • Lehigh Valley Trail Park- Meet at Mendon Station trailhead, near intersection of Routes 64 and 251 (max 15 volunteers) .  THE APRIL 8th PICK UP THE PARKS AT LEHIGH VALLEY TRAIL WAS CANCELED DUE TO LOW REGISTRATION.

3)      April 15th:  Clean-up from 9-11:30am.  FREE THANK YOU Picnic from 11:30am-1pm at Woodside Lodge ONLY.

  • Black Creek Park- Meet at Woodside Lodge, inside the park, off Union Street (max 50 volunteers)
  • Churchville Park- Meet at Church Lodge, on Main Street, near Park Road (max 40 volunteers)
  • Oatka Creek Park- Meet at Oatka Creek Lodge, inside the park, off Union Street (max 40 volunteers)

4)      April 22nd:  Clean-up from 9-11:30am.  FREE THANK YOU Picnic from 11:30am-1pm at Olmsted Lodge ONLY.

  • Genesee Valley Park- Meet at Roundhouse Shelter, inside the park, off Elmwood Avenue, east of the Genesee River (max 75 volunteers)
  • Highland Park- Meet at Olmsted Lodge, on Reservoir Avenue, near South Avenue (max 40 volunteers)

5)      April 29th:  Clean-up from 9-11:30am.  FREE THANK YOU Picnic from 11:30am-1pm at Holt Lodge ONLY.

  • Devil’s Cove Park- water-based “canoe crew” only, specific skills, equipment, and arrangements necessary (max 10 volunteers)
  • Webster Park- Meet at Holt Lodge, on Holt Road, near Lake Road (max 50 volunteers)

6)      May 6th:  Clean-up from 9-11:30am.  FREE THANK YOU Picnic from 11:30am-1pm at Wegman Lodge (Seneca Park) ONLY and Canfieldwoods Shelter (Mendon Ponds Park) ONLY.  SATURDAY'S (MAY 6th) PICK UP THE PARKS THANK YOU PICNIC AT MENDON PONDS PARK HAS BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO VENDOR AVAILABILITY. 

  • Durand Eastman Park- Meet at Sunset Shelter, on King’s Highway, near Lakeshore Boulevard (max 50 volunteers)
  • Ontario Beach Park- Meet at Portside Shelter, inside the park, off Lake and Beach Avenues (max 40 volunteers) 
  • Seneca Park- Meet at Wegman Lodge, in lower Seneca Park, at the north end of Trout Pond (max 75 volunteers)

LOCATIONS BELOW WERE RESCHEDULED FROM APRIL 8TH

  • Mendon Ponds Park- Meet at Canfieldwoods Shelter, inside the park, on Douglas Road (max 60 volunteers)
  • Powder Mills Park- Meet at Rand Lodge, on Park Road, off Route 96 (max 50 volunteers)  AS OF MAY 2ND, THE MAY 6th PICK UP THE PARKS AT POWDER MILLS PARK HAS BEEN CANCELED DUE TO LOW REGISTRATION.

7)      May 13th:  Clean-up from 9-11:30am.  THANK YOU Picnic from 11:30am-1pm at Hazelwood Grove Lodge ONLY.

  • Abraham Lincoln Park- Meet in parking lot on Empire Boulevard, south of Rossman Drive, near Plank Road (max 25 volunteers)
  • Ellison Park- Meet at Roadside Shelter, inside the park, off Blossom Road (max 60 volunteers)
  • Irondequoit Bay Park West- Meet at parking lot near Irondequoit Bay Fish & Game Club, on Bayfront South Drive (max 25 volunteers)
  • Lucien Morin Park- Meet in lot next to MacGregor’s restaurant on Empire Boulevard (max 20 volunteers)
  • Tryon Park- Meet at parking lot, off Tryon Park road, off Winton Road (max 25 volunteers)


Fall 2017 International Coastal Cleanups

 

Join us this September for a series of local area Park & public land Cleanup Events

  • This September on TBD dates, Monroe County and the Water Education Collaborative are supporting local conservation or recreation groups in their efforts to beautify some of our most precious public spaces.
  • Thanks to Brighton Central Schools, the Harley School, the Genesee Valley Audubon Society, Delta Environmental, Oatka Creek Watershed Committee, and Boy Scout Troop 365 for serving as 2016 Site Captains. 

The International Coastal Cleanup/ Fall Watershed Cleanups are in TBD areas September 2017:

PLEASE CONTACT THE SITE CAPTAIN DIRECTLY TO REGISTER TO VOLUNTEER AT YOUR CHOSEN SITE.

Click on Site Captain's name to email them.

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