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2018-04-11 / Local News

Town of Tonawanda plans ‘Earth Day Cleanup’

The Town of Tonawanda Youth, Parks and Recreation Department is hosting the third annual “Earth Day Cleanup” on Saturday, April 21.

The cleanup will focus on picking up debris along the Rails to Trails Path, Lincoln Park and surrounding neighborhoods, in addition to planting tree seedlings and wildflower seeds.

“We usually get a few hundred people that volunteer as part of this event. It’s a great opportunity for them to help care for our treasured path and parks, and we hope it helps to encourage year-round stewardship,” said Dan Crangle, Town of Tonawanda councilman and chairman of the Youth, Parks and Recreation Committee.

The 3.9-mile trail is composed of two segments on top of a dormant railroad bed in the Town of Tonawanda and City of Tonawanda. Volunteers are asked to meet at 8:30 a.m. at Lincoln Arena, 1200 Parker Blvd., to receive assignments.

Individuals need to provide their own transportation and dress appropriately for the weather, such as pants, long sleeves, gloves and boots. The project will take place rain or shine.

Refreshments and tools will be provided. Parking and restrooms will be available at Lincoln Arena and Kenny Field.

Children younger than 12 must be accompanied by an adult. To sign up to volunteer, visit www.ttypr.com.

Following the cleanup, individuals can decorate the path with chalk.

For more information, email nfields@tonawanda.ny.us or call 831-1001.

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