Sacket’s Harbor 8th Grader, Eric Gayne, to Present Proceeds to New York State Zoo at Thompson Park

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Watertown, N.Y. (October 24, 2018)— Eric Gayne, an 8th grader at Sacket’s Harbor

Central School started giving back to his community last year by collecting cans and bottles to benefit the New York State Zoo at Thompson Park.  This year, Eric’s can & bottle drive was held on Saturday, September 15, and will go towards the NYSZOO green initiative which aims to improve the Zoo’s environmental impact.

Please join Eric and Zoo staff for a presentation of his check at 3:30 PM in front of the main entrance.  Please contact Debbie Bleier at 585-703-5130 with questions. 

About New York State Zoo at Thompson Park:

The Thompson Park Zoo is dedicated to providing natural world experiences that foster an appreciation of the Empire State’s ecosystems through conservation, education, scientific study, and responsible recreation. The 32-acre zoo is home to abundant threatened or endangered animals, including wolverines, bears, eagles, mountain lions and more. The zoo attracts nearly 50,000 visitors per year, is supported by over 800 member households, and reaches nearly 35,000 people through education programs. The Zoo continues to move forward inspiring conservation, education and family oriented programs. For more information, call (315) 782-6180, visit, or e-mail

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