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Westchester Parks Foundation Teams Up With Regeneron to Clean Up Blue Mountain Reservation in Peekskill

Left to Right: Erin Cordiner, Volunteer Coordinator, Westchester Parks Foundation; Erin Oswald, Research & Development Specialist, Regeneron; Myra Pagan, Administrative Coordinator II, Regeneron; Matthew Sleeman, Vice President, Research, Regeneron; Rick Lanza, Park Foreman; Joe Stout, Executive Director, Westchester Parks Foundation.

Westchester Parks Foundation is teaming up with Regeneron, both members of The Business Council of Westchester, to “adopt” Blue Mountain Reservation in Peekskill. The reservation is located on Welcher Avenue in Peekskill.

The “ADOPT-A-PARK” program is run by Westchester Parks Foundation and provides public and corporate involvement in the maintenance, improvement and support of the nearly 18,000-acre Westchester County Park system.

By adopting a park, a group commits to enhance and maintain a designated park within the county park system through clean-up efforts, trail maintenance, tree plantings, weeding, and any other approved projects which would enhance the beauty of the park. The adopter must complete at least 120 hours of service per year in their adopted park.

Regeneron volunteers from its Tarrytown corporate office completed the first service project on July 19, revitalizing the Blue Mountain Sportsman Center by installing a new fence, repairing partition walls, painting and removing all debris from the range.  They also completed tasks at Blue Mountain Preserve removing aquatic invasive species, installing grills, mulching as well as completing trail maintenance.

“The county’s expansive park system is a key component of the great quality of life we enjoy throughout Westchester,” said Marsha Gordon, President and CEO of the BCW. “Westchester Parks Foundation’s ADOPT-A-PARK is a wonderful way for the business community to engage its employees in meaningful volunteerism, and as a tremendous corporate citizen, Regeneron continues to lead by example.”

For more information about Westchester Parks Foundation, visit www.thewpf.org or follow them on Facebook (Facebook.com/WestchesterParksFoundation) and Instagram (@thewpf).

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