Friends of Fort Ontario


MAY 3, 2014

OSWEGO - Come join Fort Ontario Historic Site in celebrating the third annual I Love My Park Day. I Love My Park day is an exciting statewide event to improve and enhance New York’s parks and historic sites and bring visibility to the entire park’s system and it’s needs.

Registration will begin at 8:30 AM and work will run until approximately 3 PM.

This year, there will be three projects for volunteers to choose from.

Project 1:

This will include general clean up both inside and outside of Old Fort buildings such as sweeping, vacuuming, mopping floors, wiping down walls, woodwork and windows. Outside, volunteers will pick up debris and branches around the yards, parade grounds and ramparts, painting of flanker building and revetment wall, sweeping out casemates and Salley Port. Volunteers are asked to please meet at the Old Fort entrance.

All ages are welcome to participate in this project. It is recommended to bring garden gloves, water, snacks and tools such as, brooms, buckets, sponges, paint brushes, rakes, and wheel barrows. Please wear appropriate footwear, and long pants/jeans.

Project 2:

Volunteers will clear brush and overgrowth on bluff facing Lake Ontario in order to provide lake and summer fireworks viewing. Guests are asked to meet at the Fort Ontario entrance.

This project is appropriate for adults 18 and over only. Please bring garden gloves, water, a snack, and tools (hand saws, loppers, pruners, garden shovels, wheel barrows, metal rakes), and wear work boots and appropriate work attire.

Project 3:

Includes general clean up of the outer grounds of Old Fort. Volunteers will pick up trash, debris, and branches on the lawns, weed, plant, and help with landscaping the flower beds in the main parking lot and lake overlook parking lot, in addition to weeding plant growth out of the outer stone work.

Volunteers are asked to meet at the main entrance; all ages are welcome.

Please bring, gloves, trowels, weeders, hoes, rakes, garden shovels and wagons and appriopriate footwear, sunglasses, hats, etc.

Registration Form Individuals

Reregistration Form for Groups

     Jenny Emmons, Site ILMPDay Coordinator]
      Ron Healt, Park Manager  []
                        Fort Office:  (315) 343 – 4711