I wrote an article profile on the awesome Astoria Park Alliance. I was there at the very first meeting that I reference in the article, and although my participation these days is minimal, I still believe they are an awesome organization. I highly encourage local people to get involved.
The Astoria Park Shore Fest is coming this August, and a big force behind the planning of this 3-weekend event is the Astoria Park Alliance. Planning and events takes $$, so please donate here, via IOBY, for this event. Any amount is welcome. You won’t regret it!
The Astoria Park Alliance (APA) had modest beginnings. On a cold December evening in 2006, a small group of Astorians met at Waltz-Astoria to discuss joining forces to create an Astoria Park umbrella group. This group would focus on the health and well-being of the park – organizing park and shoreline cleanups, creating more awareness of the park to the greater Astoria community, and helping with upkeep of the park, including acquiring more trash cans.
Astoria Park Alliance [About.com]