UTICA- Saturday was I Love My Park Day" across the state. More than 135 state parks, historic sites, and public lands participated.
Volunteers came from all over the state helped pick up garbage to give parks a fresh, clean look for Summer.
In Oneida County, the Utica Marsh and Rome Sand Flats got some love.
Volunteers said they hope this will help stop people from littering in the future.
"Every piece of trash that we are picking up and that the volunteers were picking up was in somoene else's hand," said William Brigham from Whitesboro. "Somebody else had it and chose not to dispose of it properly."
Organizer's say, people need to be responsible for their waste. "People just need to understand that there's garbage cans everywhere throughout the city and to just be responsible about it and put it where it goes," said Brian Moore.
Volunteers picked up two miles worth of trails.