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New York State Parks Are for the Birds

2017 Marks the 20th Anniversary of Bird Conservation Areas in New York State.
New York State is home to more than 130 Important Bird Areas (IBAs), designated by Audubon New York because they meet criteria indicating their significance to priority birds and …… https://www.ptny.org/newsandmedia/e-news-1/2017/07/parks-birds

Land and Water Conservation Fund Under Attack

The federal Land and Water Conservation Fund has funded $300 million in projects in New York State.
Since its inception, the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) has supported more than $300 million worth of projects in New York. These projects have touched every region of th…… https://www.ptny.org/news-and-media/you-gotta-have-friends/2017/07/lwcf

Featured Friend: Sandy Boczar

Growing up, Sandy Boczar spent her summers swimming, hiking, and camping in Allegany State Park with her family. Although she always treasured her time spent there, she never imagined that she’d dedicate so much of her life to protecting, advocating for a…
Growing up, Sandy Boczar of Buffalo, NY spent her summers swimming, hiking, and camping in Allegany State Park with her family. Although she always treasured her time spent there,…… https://www.ptny.org/newsandmedia/e-news-1/2017/07/spotlight-sandy-boczar

Creekside Classroom at Saratoga Spa State Park

New building will serve as an environmental education center, a warming hut in the winter, and a place to host environmental and docent education programs, and school field trips to the park,
In June, Commissioner Rose Harvey of the Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation (OPRHP) joined local officials and school groups for the grand opening of the newly …… https://www.ptny.org/newsandmedia/e-news-1/2017/07/creekside-classroom-unveiled-saratoga-spa-state-park