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April 9, 2010

Camps Hollis and Zerbe Host Community Clean-up Days

OSWEGO COUNTY - Camp Hollis and the Oswego County Nature Park at Camp Zerbe open for the season with Community Clean-Up Days. The event at Camp Zerbe takes place from 1 to 4 p.m. on Friday, April 23 on state Route 104 in Williamstown. The cleanup event at Camp Hollis is Sunday, April 25 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Camp Health Road in Oswego.

"This is an ideal opportunity for community residents to help clean-up these parks and keep them safe for the thousands of residents who use them each year," said Kathleen Fenlon, director of the Oswego County Youth Bureau. "Participants can volunteer for the entire time or devote just a few hours to the clean-up. Those who want to earn community service hours may do so at either site."

Clean-up projects at Camp Hollis include cleaning up the trails, gardens and beach, opening the cabins, and setting up the playground. Camp Zerbe's activities include beautifying the area around the new basketball court as well as building a rain garden, butterfly shelters, and butterfly garden.

Most of the tasks at each camp take place outdoors and volunteers are asked to dress accordingly. Materials and supplies will be provided; however volunteers are welcome to bring their own gardening and landscaping tools if they wish. Pre-registration is not required and refreshments will be provided at both sites.

The Community Clean-up Days are held in conjunction with the Oswego County Environmental Management Council's Earth Week 2010. They are supported by the Oswego County AmeriCorps Program, the Oswego County Youth Advisory Council and the Oswego County Youth Advocate Program. Camp Hollis and Camp Zerbe are owned and operated by the county of Oswego.

For more information about Community Clean-Up Days or the programs held at Camp Hollis or Camp Zerbe, contact the Oswego City-County Youth Bureau at 315-349-3451 or by .

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