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Amex 360° Commitment to Parks

American Express combined its commitment to supporting parks and investing in future nonprofit leaders through its spring Leadership Academy, which brought together 72 emerging leaders from park-related nonprofits nationwide for an intensive week-long tra…
In 2008, American Express launched the American Express Leadership Academy, a signature program of American Express’s philanthropic priority of developing emerging nonprofit leade…… https://www.ptny.org/newsandmedia/e-news-1/2016/06/american-express-commitment

Where Two Rivers Meet

​The confluence of two of New York’s major rivers was an appropriate setting for this spring’s gathering of staff and trustees to discuss our progress over the past several months and to strategize for the future.
Places were set for nearly thirty people at the New York State Historic Preservation Office on Peebles Island, as the staff and trustees of Parks & Trails New York gathered for it…… https://www.ptny.org/newsandmedia/e-news-1/2016/06/where-two-rivers-meet

Celebrating Juneteenth and Timbuctoo

This year marks the 150th anniversary of the emancipation of slaves on June 19th – also known as Juneteenth. In North Elba, near Lake Placid, a state historic site celebrates the emancipation, the Underground Railroad, and the Adirondack’s unique role in …
At the beginning of the Civil War, President Abraham Lincoln’s priority was to preserve the Union of the United States. Two years later, as the Confederacy lost more and more terr…… https://www.ptny.org/newsandmedia/e-news-1/2016/06/celebrating-juneteenth-and-history-timbuctoo

Two New Trails Just in Time for Summer

Two long-awaited Erie Canalway Trail segments and connections, in Pendleton in Western New York and Albany, recently held official grand openings.
For residents of several New York communities, this summer brings new places to ride, bike, and run, with two trail openings at opposite ends of the state. Last month, trail a…… https://www.ptny.org/newsandmedia/e-news-1/2016/06/two-new-trails-open-just-time-summer

Adirondack Rail Trail to be Completed by 2019

The rail trail will link Lake Placid and Tupper Lake, creating a four-season outdoor destination.
On May 17, Governor Cuomo formally announced that New York State would spend $8 million to remove the rails along a 34-mile stretch of railroad corridor between Lake Placid and Tup…… https://www.ptny.org/newsandmedia/e-news-1/2016/06/adirondack-rail-trail

Let the Camping Commence

Warm weather has arrived, which means it's time to plan summer camping trips. Find those tent poles and take a look at all the great camping options New York State has to offer.
Camping and summer go hand-in-hand. Here's some basic information and links that will help you plan your next New York State camping trip. Camping in the State Parks New York Stat…… https://www.ptny.org/newsandmedia/e-news-1/2016/06/camping-ny

Earmarks

Available Earmarks Background What You Can Do Next Does your project qualify? Read the FHWA Earmark Repurposing Guidance Memorandum Funding Opportunity for Trails The curren…… https://www.ptny.org/earmarks