This Saturday residents throughout the city will be partaking in the annual Earth Day celebration. Residents and neighborhood groups will be undertaking a number of clean-up and beautification projects that have been listed on the city's website, troyny.gov. I would encourage everyone to locate a local neighborhood project and donate what time you can to help these improvement projects.
Our group, the North Lansingburgh Neighborhood Watch, will be undertaking three separate projects. Just as we have in past years we will have volunteers at Powers Park and at the Lansingburgh Historical Society's Melville Park. Additionally, this year we will be "renovating" the 112th St. Kiddie Park on 4th Ave. Our objective is to return the park to its intended use, that being a playground for children 12 years old and younger. A number of steps will be taken that include changing park equipment, enhancing after hours security to deter vandalism, and beautification with plantings and paint. In the end the improvements to be made should provide park patrons and neighbors a better experience.
We are still actively seeking volunteers for our projects. If you are interested in participating please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I am asking everyone who is interested to meet at 9am at the 112th Street Kiddie Park and we will disburse, as needed, from there. This is a great way to become active in your community and be apart of the solution and to make a difference. “We are the music makers, and we are the dreamers of dreams”