Assemblymember Kavanagh Celebrates Annual “It’s My Park Day”
May 16, 2009
On May 16, 2009, neighborhood residents throughout the city came together to celebrate and enjoy New York City parks. This year’s observance of “It’s My Park Day” focused on community members working to “Reclaim our Waterfront Parks” with shore clean-ups, free paddling and rowing, and other fun water-based activities at sites in all five boroughs. A kick-off celebration was held at the East River Park with various activities including a wildflower and butterfly garden tour and composting info sessions. Projects and activities were coordinated by CHERP (Community Hooked on East River Park) and the Lower Eastside Ecology Center. In his remarks at the event, Kavanagh congratulated the many volunteers who work to make our parks as clean, functional, and green as they can be, and emphasized our community’s desire to see construction in East River Park completed so we can enjoy our waterfront outdoor space. Kavanagh has frequently rolled up his sleeves and joined community volunteers in cleaning and maintaining our local parks.