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Posted: Friday, May 4, 2012 9:36 am

RED HOUSE — There’s a whole new way to show appreciation for your local state park in an initiative called I Love My Park Day, organized by a tag-team effort from the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation and Parks & Trails New York.

Online registration for the volunteer event Saturday is now available for more than 30 parks and historic sites, including Allegany State Park.

Similar to National Public Lands Day, which is held annually in September, I Love My Park Day will feature a variety of projects throughout the park, according to Gary Quattrone, park manager. The most notable difference between the two days, however, is I Love My Park Day has projects organized by the park’s friends groups.

One of those groups is the Allegany State Park Historical Society, which is taking the lead in restoring the Sweet Water Spring, located past the admission booth near the Salamanca entrance to the park.

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