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Take Action to Support the Empire State Trail

On March 2, Dozens of advocates, community leaders, and trail users converged on the State Capitol to spend the day meeting with their state Assemblymembers and Senators to discuss how the proposed 750-mile Empire State Trail will transform their communit…
On March 2, Dozens of advocates, community leaders, and trail users converged on the State Capitol to spend the day meeting with their state Assemblymembers and Senators to discus…… https://www.ptny.org/news-and-media/general-blog/2017/03/take-action-support-empire-state-trail

Welcome Alison!

Alison Jenkins has joined the Parks & Trails New York staff as the new Director of Parks Programs.
Growing up in South Burlington, VT, Alison gained an appreciation for nature and outdoor recreation. After moving to Albany to go to school 15 years ago, her career has ranged fro…… https://www.ptny.org/newsandmedia/e-news-1/2017/03/welcome-alison

WINNER: Our Trail Tales raffle prize goes to . . .

We held a raffle this month to encourage story submissions for our #NYTrailTales campaign. An avid user of the Erie Canalway Trail in the Syracuse area will now have a free guidebook to accompany her on her journeys.
We held a raffle this month to encourage story submissions for our #NYTrailTales campaign. An avid user of the Erie Canalway Trail in the Syracuse area will now have a free guideb…… https://www.ptny.org/newsandmedia/e-news-1/2017/03/winner-our-trail-tales-raffle-prize-goes

Help Protect Federal Funding for Special Outdoor Places

The LWCF is facing major obstacles in the next federal budget and it needs our help! The LWCF is the only federal program dedicated to the continued conservation of our national parks, forests, wildlife refuges, wilderness, Civil War battlefields, state a…
Early in March, President Trump’s nomination for Interior Secretary, Congressman Ryan Zinke was confirmed. Tom Cors, the Director of Government Relations for Lands at The Nature C…… https://www.ptny.org/newsandmedia/e-news-1/2017/03/help-protect-lwcf

Spring (Cleaning) in the Air

Canal Clean Sweep, the annual spring cleaning of the NYS Canalway Trail System, is shaping up to be a great events. Event and volunteer registration is open now, so get your Clean Sweep scheduled today!
Help Parks & Trails New York and the NYS Canal Corporation celebrate Earth Day by registering your event for the 12th annual Canal Clean Sweep. This year's event, scheduled for Ea…… https://www.ptny.org/newsandmedia/e-news-1/2017/03/spring-cleaning-air

Trail Advocates Unite

On March 2, advocates from across New York State converged in Albany for Empire State Trail Day to demonstrate support for the Governor’s proposal to build the longest trail in the United States.
Parks & Trails New York, along with Scenic Hudson and the Open Space Institute, brought more than 50 trail advocates from across New York State to the State Capitol on March 2 to d…… https://www.ptny.org/newsandmedia/e-news-1/2017/03/trail-advocates-unite

Thank You Brookfield Renewable!

We are grateful to our loyal partner, Brookfield Renewable, for sponsoring I love My Park Day and Cycle the Erie Canal for the ninth year in a row!
We are grateful to our loyal partner, Brookfield Renewable, for sponsoring I Love My Park Day and Cycle the Erie Canal for the ninth year in a row! Supporting I Love My Park Da…… https://www.ptny.org/newsandmedia/e-news-1/2017/03/thank-you-brookfield-renewable