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Support Parks and Trails Through Your Workplace

Fall marks the launch of many state, federal and corporate workplace giving campaigns and Parks & Trails New York would love to have your support!
Parks & Trails New York is a member of EarthShare, a federation that manages workplace payroll contribution campaigns for the most respected environmental and conservation chariti…… https://www.ptny.org/newsandmedia/e-news-1/2017/10/support-through-work

Pollinator Garden at Westcott Beach State Park

Helping out the birds and the bees.
For his Eagle Scout project, Nate Matteson, a Boy Scout with Adams Troop 586, worked with the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation (OPRHP) to creat…… https://www.ptny.org/news-and-media/you-gotta-have-friends/2017/10/pollinator-garden-westcott-beach-state-park

Grant Cottage Designated a Literary Landmark

Grant Cottage Sate Historic Site, the final home of Ulysses S. Grant, where he wrote "Personal Memoirs of U.S. Grant."
The U.S. Grant Cottage State Historic Site has been named a New York State Literary Landmark by United for Libraries and the Empire State Center for the Book. A Literary Landmark…… https://www.ptny.org/news-and-media/you-gotta-have-friends/2017/10/grant-cottage-designated-literary-landmark

Grand Changes at Riverbank State Park

Governor Cuomo dedicates Denny Farrell Riverbank State Park with new pedestrian bridge and greenhouse.
On September 5th, Governor Cuomo dedicated and renamed Riverbank State Park as Denny Farrell Riverbank State Park in Harlem, NY. Herman “Denny” Farrell, Jr. represented the 71st A…… https://www.ptny.org/news-and-media/you-gotta-have-friends/2017/10/grand-changes-riverbank-state-park

Adirondack Rail Trail Stopped in its Tracks

Progress on the Adirondack Rail Trail between Lake Placid and Tupper Lake has ceased due to a judge's ruling on what is considered a "travel corridor."
The creation of a 34-mile rail trail between Lake Placid and Tupper Lake, a project that was successfully underway after much controversy and compromise, has come to a halt. In Se…… https://www.ptny.org/newsandmedia/e-news-1/2017/10/adirondack-rail-trail

A Little Paint Goes a Long Way

As part of the Troy Trail Connections effort, PTNY and project partners demonstrated how far a bit of paint and some planning go in transforming neighborhood streets into bike-friendly boulevards.
As part of the Troy Trail Connections effort, PTNY and project partners demonstrated how far a bit of paint and some planning go in transforming neighborhood streets into bike-fri…… https://www.ptny.org/newsandmedia/e-news-1/2017/10/little-paint-goes-long-way-troy

New Tools for Bike Network Study

PTNY has begun work on a bike network plan for the Town of Orangetown in Rockland County, using exciting new technology to gather community input and feedback.
In September PTNY began work on the Orangetown Bike Study, a community-driven bike network plan that aims to help the Rockland County community better accommodate both local cycli…… https://www.ptny.org/newsandmedia/e-news-1/2017/10/new-tools-orangetown-study

Welcome New Planning Intern

Jon Thompson has joined our team focusing on trail and bike network planning in several New York communities.
PTNY is excited to bring Jon Thompson on as a Bicycle & Pedestrian Planning intern, a new position for the organization. Jon's love of the outdoors and range of research skills wi…… https://www.ptny.org/newsandmedia/e-news-1/2017/10/welcome-new-intern