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TILT's 2nd Annual "For the Trees" Arbor Day Community Event
Saturday, April 25, 2015 09:30 AM
Wellesley Island State Park
Phone: (315) 686-5345
To celebrate our 30 years of conserving the place we love, TILT plans to plant 30 new trees along our Lois Jean and John MacFarlane Trail, with the help of volunteers. Bring the whole family and also enjoy workshops, hikes and exhibits from TILT and our partner organizations! This event will take place at TILT's Zenda Farms PReserve in Clayton. For additional information, call TILT at 315-686-5345.
I Love My Park Day
Saturday, May 2, 2015 09:00 AM - 03:00 PM
Wellesley Island State Park
Phone: (315) 482-2479

Join us at Wellesley Island State Park to celebrate the fourth annual I Love My Park Day! I Love My Park Day is an exciting statewide event to improve and enhance New York's parks and historic sites and bring visibility to the entire park's system and its needs.

Volunteers are asked to meet at the Minna Anthony Common Nature Center, and to please bring garden gloves, water and a snack.

Project 1: Volunteers will help put the netting on our butterfly house and with spring weeding of the gardens around the nature center. All ages are welcome to participate.

Project 2: Will include painting, shoreline clean up, and other miscellaneous spring cleaning projects. All ages are welcome to participate.

Project 3: Will consist of debris removal from our trails. The park experienced a lot of tree damage this winter due to harsh weather, and the trails need to be cleaned up before the busy summer season. Volunteers will help remove sticks and tree limbs from our trails, and help inventory any larger downed wood that will need to be removed later. Interested volunteers should please bring loppers, if available.

Register at: I Love My Park Day

Registration: Required
Ready Set Fun Book Fest
Saturday, May 9, 2015 11:00 AM - 02:00 PM
Wellesley Island State Park
Phone: (315) 482-2722

Each year over 1,500 children and parents join WPBS, our community vendors, and local children's authors for this literacy focused, hands on event  held at the Bruce M. Wright Memorial Conference Center on Faichney Drive in Watertown. Admission to this event is the donation of a canned good or non-perishable food item. This year, collected items will be going to the food bank at the Urban Mission in Watertown. Come join the Nature Center and many other local organizations at this family friendly event. For additional information, visit http://www.wpbstv.org/cms-display/ready_set_fun.html


Signs of Spring Hike at the Indian River Lakes Conservancy
Saturday, May 9, 2015 01:00 PM
Wellesley Island State Park
Phone: (315) 482-4757
Celebrate spring on Grand Lake Reserve as we look for the birds, blooms and bugs that return with warmer weather! Call the IRLC at 315-482-4757 for additonal information to preregister.
Third Annual Run Wild 5K Run/Walk
Saturday, May 16, 2015 10:00 AM
Wellesley Island State Park
Phone: (315) 482-2479

Join us for our Third Annual Run Wild 5K Run/Walk at the Minna Anthony Common Nature Center!

Race beings at 10am

Preregistration is appreciated -call 315-482-2479

Preregistration fee: $15

Same Day Registration: Begin 8:30am

Same Day Registration: $15

Long-sleeved t-shirts with the "Run Wild" logo will be given to the first 100 registrants. Race award plaques will be donated by Steve Jarvis


Registration: Optional
Butterfly House & Gardening Training
Sunday, May 17, 2015 01:00 PM
Wellesley Island State Park
Phone: (315) 482-2479

We are always in need of volunteers interested in gardening. Come learn about native plants and the importance of pollinators while helping us maintain the Nature Center's many gardens.

Call 315-482-2479 to pre-register

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