May 5th is I Love My Park Day at Angle Fly Preserve

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May 5th is “I Love My Park Day” at Angle Fly Preserve

(Somers, NY) – The Somers Land Trust (SLT) is pleased to announce that Angle Fly Preserve will be participating in the 2012 “I Love My Park Day” event organized by Parks & Trails New York.  The goal of the event is to improve and enhance New York’s parks and historic sites, as well as to bring visibility to the park system’s needs.

Named after the last natural brook-trout spawning stream in Westchester, Angle Fly Preserve is a vital sanctuary for area wildlife.  Its 654 acres are critical to the environmental health of the surrounding area and provide opportunities for hiking, fishing, cross-country skiing, snow-shoeing, bird watching, and more.

During the “I Love My Park Day” event, volunteers will help with a number of projects as we clean up the Preserve following the winter season.  Work will include restoring damaged fencing and repairing signage.

Please join us at 10am on Saturday May 5th at the main entrance to Angle Fly Preserve.  Both new and veteran volunteers are encouraged to participate, and projects will be available for people of all ages and skill levels.  Please bring work gloves and water.  Project leaders will be at the event to help organize volunteers and match people to appropriate projects.

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About the Somers Land Trust
The Somers Land Trust (SLT) is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to preserving open space in the town of Somers. Together with the Westchester Land Trust, the SLT holds a number of conservations easements throughout Somers. In addition, we promote environmentally sensitive planning and helped devise the town survey soliciting public input for the Somers Master Plan. Perhaps the most visible achievement of the SLT is the Angle Fly Preserve. The SLT helped bring the 2000 open space funding referendum to voters whose approval enabled the purchase of Angle Fly Preserve. The SLT also assisted with the purchase of this 654 acre property in 2006 and founded the Friends of Angle Fly Preserve, a group of volunteers dedicated to protecting the natural beauty of the land for public enjoyment. For more information about the Somers Land Trust please visit www.somerslandtrust.org.

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