Huntington is looking for volunteers who want to serve as park stewards to help protect and ensure the quality of the town’s parks.
At a press conference Monday to discuss recent vandalism at Heckscher Park and elsewhere, Supervisor Ed Smyth made a pitch Monday for more residents to join the program to “assure the protection, preservation and safe use of the designated parklands.”
The steward program was established to support more than 152 parks and trails in town. There are 54 active park stewards who serve as volunteers and act as the eyes and ears of town departments that are responsible for parks and trail maintenance and repair.
Stewards report fallen trees and limbs, damaged equipment, litter and dumping, and acts of vandalism to the appropriate town authorities to deal with the reported problem.
Applications are screened by the Planning Department and the Conservation Board. For more information, email [email protected]
Applications can be found on the town website at huntingtonny.gov/conservation-board