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The NYS Park System:
An Economic Asset
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Winter advocacy days in Albany

If you care about parks and trails, please join us for Active Transportation Advocacy Day February 3 and Park Advocacy Day March 3.

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Cycle the Erie Canal Bike Tour
July 12-19, 2015

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Growing the Grassroots grants awarded
to 7 park and trail groups

GrowingGrassRoots

Parks & Trails New York has awarded its 2015 Growing the Grassroots grants for park and trail groups in New York State. Grants will fund activities that help develop and strengthen the skills, processes and resources that not-for-profit organizations need to survive and thrive.

Congratulations to the 2015 Growing the Grassroots awardees:

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New Report Touts Economic
Importance
of Erie Canalway Trail

Economic Impact of ECT
1.6 million visits generate $253 million in economic impact

PTNY’s newest report on the economic impact of the Erie Canalway Trail demonstrates an annual trail traffic volume of more than 1.58 million visits per year, which generates an economic impact of approximately $253 million and supports 3,440 jobs in the local economies within the trail corridor. Read the Executive Summary.  Read the full report.







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January 28, 2015
Court sides with no-smoking regs
State appellate court maintains no-smoking regulations at state park playgrounds, pools, beaches, playing fields and other outdoor areas. The ruling was heralded by PTNY, which filed a “friends of the court brief.”

January 28, 2015
Advocates applaud Cuomo’s park funding proposal
PTNY applauds Cuomo’s proposal because it keeps up the momentum in restoring the state’s parks system with a commitment of $900 million through 2020.

January 20, 2015
Trails good for users and economy

Recreational trails offer a fun way to enjoy the outdoors and draw tourist dollars to communities.

January 15, 2015
Allegany park group to get grant

Friends group earmarks funds for a website, brochures, and banners to increase membership and fundraising. Read more.

October 22, 2014
River trail a community effort

It’s been 11 years in the making, but the town of Peru in the North Country stuck with it and now has a great community asset And PTNY was there from the beginning helping get the project off the ground.

October 6, 2014
Cooperation needed on roads
Read our letter to the editor urging cooperation from cyclists, motorists and pedestrians to keep our roads safe.

September 23, 2014
Parking Day
Read all about Parking Day in Albany and the campsite we set up in front of the Capitol.

September 5, 2014 Adirondack Rail Trail will add to tourism
Op-ed in Albany Times Union cites PTNY’s report on the economic impact of the Erie Canalway Trail to support development of Adirondack Rail Trail.
Parking Day Read all about Parking Day in Albany and the campsite we set up in front of the Capitol.

August 6, 2014

Governor Cuomo Announces Free Wi-Fi at Four Flagship State Parks
Wi-Fi networks are now available free of charge to visitors at Niagara Falls, Jones Beach, Saratoga Spa and East River State Parks. Read more, including a quote by our own Robin Dropkin.

 

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