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Will You Love Your Park on May 6?

On Saturday, May 6, join thousands of volunteers at state parks, historic sites and public lands across the state to help celebrate spruce up park lands and beaches, plant trees and gardens, restore trails and wildlife habitat, and more!
The grass is showing, trees are budding and birds are chirping, all signs that spring is finally here! Every year, the beginning of spring is Mother Nature’s gentle reminder that…… https://www.ptny.org/news-and-media/you-gotta-have-friends/2017/04/will-you-love-your-park-may-6

Connect Kids to Parks!

New York State is offering grants through the Connect Kids to Parks grant program. The application is available to public schools for free field trips to state park and historic sites.
The state is offering grants to public schools to fund field trips to state parks, state lands, and historic sites for science, history and physical education programming. The Con…… https://www.ptny.org/news-and-media/you-gotta-have-friends/2017/04/connect-kids-parks-transportation-grant-program

People for Peebles Island

The Friends of Peebles Island State Park continue to build on their success and look forward to more program development and trail improvements.
At the junction of the Mohawk and Hudson rivers in Waterford, NY, a small state park known as Peebles Island is situated. The park offers a variety of hiker, biker and dog-friendl…… https://www.ptny.org/news-and-media/you-gotta-have-friends/2017/04/new-friends-group-peebles-island

New Chair of the Assembly Tourism, Parks, Arts and Sports Development Committee

This year we welcome Assemblyman Daniel O’Donnell as the new Chair of the Assembly Tourism, Parks, Arts and Sports Development Committee.
Assemblyman Daniel O’Donnell has represented the 69th Assembly District including Manhattan Valley, Morningside Heights and the Upper West Side since 2002. Assemblyman O’Donnell…… https://www.ptny.org/news-and-media/you-gotta-have-friends/2017/04/new-chair-assembly-tourism-parks-arts-and-sports-development-committee-assemblyman-daniel-odonnell-69th-assembly-district

Park Advocacy Day Shows State Lawmakers We Care About Parks

The 11th Annual Park Advocacy Day was a great success! Participants arrived from as far as Long Island and Buffalo and met with over 50 members of the Senate and Assembly to support funding for parks in the budget.
The 11th Annual Park Advocacy Day was a great success! Participants arrived from as far as Long Island and Buffalo to show their support for New York’s parks. Park advocates met w…… https://www.ptny.org/news-and-media/you-gotta-have-friends/2017/04/11th-annual-park-advocacy-day

New York State Budget Details

The State Budget has great news for state parks and trails!
State Parks The New York State Fiscal Year 2017-18 Final Enacted Budget has great news for New York’s parks! We thank the Governor and Legislature for New York State’s continue…… https://www.ptny.org/news-and-media/you-gotta-have-friends/2017/04/new-york-state-2017-18-enacted-budget

Federal Budget Concerns

New York’s commitment to parks, historic sites and recreation in the state budget contrasts with the budget news at the federal level. The Administration has outlined plans to slash environmental agencies.
New York’s commitment to parks, historic sites and recreation in the state budget contrasts with the budget news at the federal level. The Administration has outlined plans to sla…… https://www.ptny.org/news-and-media/you-gotta-have-friends/2017/04/federal-budget-concerns

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