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Posted on: April 9, 2018

New Rochelle Parks & Recreation Partners with Volunteer New York! for Five Islands Clean-Up Day

Volunteer New York! and the City of New Rochelle Parks and Recreation department will team up on Sunday, April 22 for a day of service to beautify Five Islands Park.
In concert with Earth Day 2018, this weekend cleanup project is open to all New Rochelle community members interested in rolling up their sleeves for their community. Up to 150 volunteers can register through volunteernewyork.org/newrochelle for one of two available afternoon volunteer shifts. Five Islands Park, on LeFevre Lane just off Boston Post Road, is one of New Rochelle’s premier waterfront parks.
Volunteers will help with park and shoreline beautification, picnic table and bench painting, grill cleaning, playground clean up in preparation for summer along with light landscaping. All volunteers are asked to register to participate – volunteers ages 5-14 must be accompanied by an adult. Group and team registration is also available.

 “It is great to once again partner with Volunteer New York! for this second annual Earth Day weekend cleanup,” said Parks & Recreation Commissioner Bill Zimmermann. “Five Islands Park is one of our City’s special treasures and we invite the community to help us bring it to its best for the busy, warmer months ahead.”
“April 22 is an opportunity to volunteer as a community for a shared purpose, beyond Earth Day. This is about all of us working together to keep #newrostrong,” said Alisa H. Kesten, Volunteer New York! Executive Director.
The 2018 New Rochelle Parks Cleanup Day is an annual opportunity that brings together neighbors, businesses and community leaders in a solidified effort to beautify one of New Rochelle’s many parks. It is one of a number of volunteer opportunities showcased, offering residents year-round opportunities to help.  Details can be found on the New Rochelle page of the Volunteer New York! website www.volunteernewyork.com/newrochelle . Everyone is invited to search local volunteer opportunities or to call a volunteer placement specialist at 914-948-4452.

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