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Free Entry to NY State Parks? What a Deal!

Hurry! Parks & Trails New York’s spring membership drive ends May 31st and we've got deals you don't want to miss!
Our spring membership drive ends May 31st and we have deals you won't want to miss! For first time members, take advantage of our special introductory membership for $18 – half of…… https://www.ptny.org/newsandmedia/e-news-1/2017/05/take-advantage-great-spring-membership-deals-ptny

$450,000 in Grants Awarded to 20 Grassroots Organizations that Support State Parks

PTNY, in partnership with the NYS Office of Parks, Restoration, and Historic Preservation awarded the second round of Park and Trail Partnership Program grants to 20 Friends organizations across New York.
PTNY, in partnership with NYS Parks, awarded the seconded round of Park and Trail Partnership Program grants to 20 Friends organizations across New York. View the list of 2017 aw…… https://www.ptny.org/newsandmedia/e-news-1/2017/05/450000-grants-awarded-20-grassroots-organizations-support-state-parks

Open for Business

PTNY marked National Bike Month by rolling out Bike Friendly New York, a new business certification program meant to create a more welcoming experience for cyclists on the Canalway Trail, as well as encourage local economic development.
Are you ready for a Canalway Trail outing this summer? Are you a business located along the Erie Canalway Trail looking to serve visiting cyclists? PTNY and the NYS Canal Corporat…… https://www.ptny.org/newsandmedia/e-news-1/2017/05/open-business

More Great News for Trails

Trails and active transportation projects across New York State get an $85 million boost.
Coming off a major bump in trail construction news thanks to a $200 million investment to create the Empire State Trail, New Yorkers have another reason to celebrate. Last month, …… https://www.ptny.org/newsandmedia/e-news-1/2017/05/more-great-news-trails

PTNY Springs Into Action

Volunteers across New York left a positive mark on the State's parks and trails through PTNY's two spring cleanup and beautification events, Canal Clean Sweep and I Love My Park Day.
Canal Clean Sweep Volunteer groups from across the Canal Corridor once again displayed their dedication to the Canal and Canalway Trail system with more than 100 Canal Clean Swee…… https://www.ptny.org/newsandmedia/e-news-1/2017/05/ptny-springs-action

May is Bike Month

Since 1956, May has been dedicated to the celebration of bikes and to encouraging cyclists and non-cyclists to get out and enjoy the beautiful outdoors. 
What is so special about May? May is national bike month! Since 1956, May has been dedicated to the celebration of bikes and to encourage non cyclists and cyclists to get out a…… https://www.ptny.org/newsandmedia/e-news-1/2017/05/may-bike-month

Need funding?

The NYS funding application process is now open for recreational trail projects, municipal parks, and canal-related capital projects.  
On April 25th, Governor Cuomo commenced Round VII of the Regional Economic Development Council initiative. The annual competition will provide more than $800 million in state econ…… https://www.ptny.org/newsandmedia/e-news-1/2017/05/need-funding