HGRF Volunteers Brave the Heat to Help Clean Up Twin Lakes Park

Mary Prenon | July 2020

From left, Kyle Parker & Stephanie Parker, Pillar To Post Home Inspection; Christi Weild, Houlihan Lawrence, Bronxville and Matthew McAllister, Keller Williams White Plains. PHOTO BY JOHN VECCHIOLLA

EASTCHESTER—Despite temperatures soaring into the 90's, a group of dedicated Hudson Gateway Realtor Foundation volunteers braved the heat and humidity recently to help clean up Twin Lakes Park in Eastchester.

The volunteers were on land and in canoes, hand-pulling water chestnuts, which are invasive aquatic plants in the lake. The clearing project not only served to beautify the park, but is also helpful for the local environment.

The Westchester County Parks Foundation provided tools and work gloves for the group. The Parks Foundation also engages the public to advocate for and invest in the preservation, conservation, use, and enjoyment of the 18,000 acres of parks, trails, and open spaces within the Westchester County Parks system.

The Hudson Gateway Realtor Foundation will be planning more volunteer events this fall.

As concerned members of the communities they work in, The Hudson Gateway Realtor Foundation participates in qualified community-based charities who serve the housing, hunger, health, happiness, and humane needs of citizens everywhere.

The focus of the foundation's efforts are in Manhattan, Bronx, Westchester, Putnam, Rockland and Orange counties.

Established in 2004 and relaunched in 2013, the foundation has donated thousands of dollars to charities and non-profit organizations throughout the Hudson Valley.

Mary Prenon
HGAR, Director of Communications