Over 600 freshman students from Lemoyne collage joined hands with the Syracuse Park Conservancy to help clean up 5 city parks on August 25, it was the third year in a row that these wonderful students have helped the SPC to give the parks a much-needed cleaning. The parks that where cleaned were Sunnycrest Park, Rand Tract in the Valley, Onondaga Park, Homer Wheaton Park, and Kirk Park. We sincerely express our gratitude to the staff and students for the energy they bring to these cleanups; without them it would be difficult to maintain the parks,
Park associations that participated are Meacham Area Parks Association, the Sunnycrest Park Association, Kirk Park Association, and Onondaga Park Association. We thank them for their time and all their efforts to help make our city parks all they can be. The volunteers they bring to help truly shows the mettle they have and their dedication to help our city.
Tools were supplied by the SPC and the Department of Parks and Recreation. A big thank you to Steve Harris for all his help in helping in assisting us. We would also like to thank Barbara M. Karper, Assistant Vice President for Student Development. Working with Barbara over the last couple has been a real joy. The program that bring us together is called DIVE, Dolphins in Volunteer Efforts. It’s great to see some of the students that were here last year come back to see how the trees and bushes that they planted have grown. In all over 2500 hundred hours were put in this day to help our great City Parks. We look forward to working with this great school in the future.