The Parks & Trails NY Adopt a Trail program is administered through the Partnership. Our area of responsibility is the Canal Trail across the Town of Perinton. Currently our volunteer organizations are -
Waste Management, Fairport Rotary
Fairport Clean Sweep
Each year the Fairport Perinton Partnership organizes a community clean-up in conjunction with Parks & Trails NY’s Canal Clean Sweep. The event typically takes place at the end of April before the Erie Canal opens for the season.
Community Service Sentencing
The Partnership administers this program, in conjunction with the Village of Fairport Municipal, for persons sentenced with court ordered community service hours. We see this as a positive for our community in that:
The process introduces a whole new group of people to service/volunteering who can offer new talents and perspectives to the community.
A surprisingly high percentage of participants continue seek to continue volunteering even after the required number of hours is completed.
The Partnership can contribute to helping offenders gain self-confidence, good work habits, a positive work experience, good references, and even new skills.
Community service is restitution or restorative justice, allowing people to repay the community for their offenses.
Success with court-ordered workers depends on an organization’s approach. We see court-ordered placements as an opportunity to build positive relationships, as we pay attention to each individual’s skills, develop interesting volunteer roles, and invite further participation.