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New York's Wintertime Beach Bums

While most New Yorkers are zipping their coats and bundling up during the winter months, a group of out-of-towners are heading for the beaches of New York City and Long Island.
New York's Wintertime Beach Bums The beaches we leave behind at the end of summer are the winter vacation homes for seals. New Yorkers can look forward to seeing these marine mamma…… https://www.ptny.org/newsandmedia/e-news-1/2019/01/new-yorks-wintertime-beach-bums

Trails Get a Boost

Trail projects from around the state received an early holiday present in December with the announcement of $2.7 million in state grants.
Trail projects from around the state received an early holiday present with the announcement of the Regional Economic Development Council’s 2018 award in December. More than $2.7 …… https://www.ptny.org/newsandmedia/e-news-1/2019/01/trails-around-state-get-boost-economic-development-grant-funding

Canalway Trail Partnership Reached New Heights in 2018

For more than 20 years, Parks & Trails New York (PTNY) and the New York State Canal Corporation have worked together to nurture trail development and promote visitation on the Canalway Trail system. These efforts paid off in 2018.
2018 was a banner year for the Canalway Trail system, the network of off-road trails that stretch alongside working and historic parts of the New York State Canals. Through 20 yea…… https://www.ptny.org/newsandmedia/e-news-1/2019/01/canalway-trail-partnership-reaches-new-heights-2018

New Senate Chairs of Senate, Park and Environment Committees

Congrats to Senator José M. Serrano, who has been appointed Chair of the Senate Committee on Cultural Affairs, Tourism, Parks and Recreation, and Senator Todd Kaminsky, who has been tapped to chair the Senate’s Environmental Conservation Committee.
A long-standing, passionate supporter of parks, Senator Serrano led the fight in 2010 against the closure of New York State Parks and, along with parks advocates, succeeded in kee…… https://www.ptny.org/newsandmedia/e-news-1/2019/01/new-senate-chairs-park-and-environment-committees

Corning Loves New York's Parks

One of the world’s leading innovators in materials science will be joining us again this year as a sponsor for I Love My Park Day!
We're looking forward to the 8th annual I Love My Park Day on May 4, 2019 when more than 8,000 volunteers from across the state will come together to clean up and improve 135 of…… https://www.ptny.org/newsandmedia/e-news-1/2019/01/corning-loves-new-yorks-parks

New Parks Commissioner

Congratulations to our longtime partner and colleague, Erik Kulleseid, who has been tapped to take over the helm of the NYS Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation.
“After eight very successful and productive years as Parks Commissioner, Rose Harvey leaves big shoes to fill, but I can’t think of anyone who is more qualified and more committed…… https://www.ptny.org/newsandmedia/e-news-1/2019/01/new-parks-commissioner