The Stewart Park and Reserve Coalition (SPARC) is proud to announce their sponsorship of a highway cleanup effort in conjunction with the New York State Department of Transportation’s “Adopt a Highway” program. The cleanup will take place on Sunday, March 26, from 10 a.m. to 12 Noon along Route 207, the southern boundary of the Stewart State Forest.
SPARC has a long history of fighting to preserve the Stewart State Forest from airport growth and industry, a battle that took 17 years and included the Sierra Club and Orange County Federation of Sportsmen’s Clubs. In 2006, the coalition successfully saved 6,700 acres, which are now open for various activities such as hiking, biking, birding, hunting, horseback riding, fishing and nature study.
The upcoming cleanup is an opportunity for community members to join SPARC in preserving the forest and keeping its surroundings clean. Interested individuals can register with Board member Bill Stoehr at firstname.lastname@example.org, SPARC at email@example.com, or by calling 845-564-3018. Participants should meet at the Weed Road Parking Lot, located on the north side of Route 207, west of Route 747, and look for the State Forest sign.
Rain cancels the event, and there is no rain date. For more information, please contact Sandra Kissam, President of SPARC, at 845-564-3018.