I Love My Park Day 2024

Jay Heritage Center will host “I Love My Park Day” on Saturday, May 4th from 9am-12pm. This is an exciting statewide event to improve and enhance New York’s parks and historic sites including the Jay Estate, our 23-acre educational center with indoor and outdoor classrooms including the award-winning Jay Estate Gardens.

We are looking for volunteers of all ages to help make this local park even more beautiful and accessible. Clean trails, remove invasive species like multiflora rose vines, Oriental bittersweet, garlic mustard, Japanese Stiltgrass and more. Help plant annuals and build veggie bed trellises. Community service letters will be provided at the conclusion of your service, if needed.

*Please bring gardening gloves if possible. Water and snacks will be provided. We strongly recommend long pants, long-sleeved shirts, socks, and closed-toe shoes.*

We will have an ice cream truck on hand for all volunteers! A special program and book signing with forager Tama Matsuoka Wong, author of “Into the Weeds” will follow from 12-2pm for all who would like to attend. REGISTER HERE!

Photos by Kim Crichlow