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  • ​NYS Budget Reflects Commitment to Protecting Parkland and Open Space

    Governor and Legislature affirm commitment to state park system and protecting natural areas with FY 2020-21 State Budget...

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  • Land and Water Conservation Fund

    On September 30th, Congress allowed the Land and Water Conservation Fund to expire, leaving critically important conservation projects in limbo. Contact your congressperson and ask for his or her support!...

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  • Take Action to Support the Empire State Trail

    On March 2, Dozens of advocates, community leaders, and trail users converged on the State Capitol to spend the day meeting with their state Assemblymembers and Senators to discuss how the proposed 750-mile Empire State Trail will transform their communities.Their strong showing made a noticeably positive impact on the campaign to complete the proposed mega-trail by 2020. As budget negotiations begin later this month, there are still ways you can voice your support for the Empire State Trail....

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  • Advocacy Matters! Funding for Walking and Biking Advances in NYS

    February's Active Transportation Advocacy Day was more than a mere exercise for participants. Their efforts have resulted in 46 legislators so far signing support letters for dedicated funding for biking and walking projects in the state budget. ​...

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  • Speak out for biking and walking on February 2

    Join Parks & Trails New York and the New Yorkers for Active Transportation (NY4AT) coalition in Albany for meetings with our state senators and assembly members to tell them all New Yorkers, regardless of age or ability, need access to trails and infrastructure that supports safe and healthy biking and walking....

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  • Campaign to Save LWCF

    Congress broke its promise to the American people when it allowed the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) to expire. Join PTNY's Campaign to Save the LWCF and help ensure that this vital conservation program becomes permanent, for the benefit of all New Yorkers!...

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  • Feds Pass Long-term Transportation Bill

    After the US House and Senate reached agreement in conference committee, the President signed a long-term transportation bill into law on December 4, with a small increase in funding for walking and biking....

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  • Close the Gaps Ride

    ​Cyclists recently called on Governor Cuomo to fund completion of the statewide Erie Canalway Trail as part of the first Close the Gaps ride hosted by Parks & Trails New York and Bike Barn Cycling and Fitness....

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  • Speak up for the Adirondack Rail Trail!

    The NYS DOT and DEC recently announced proposed changes to the Remsen-Lake Placid Travel Corridor UMP that could lead to the development of the Adirondack Rail Trail in the Adirondack State Park. Without your support, however, the trail might only be partially developed, reducing the environmental, economic, and health benefits expected from a fully-developed 119 mile four-season rail trail between Lake Placid and Remsen. Speak up before July 27 to demand that the Adirondack Rail Trail be completed along the entire corridor....

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  • Report Shines Light on Park Alienation

    Whether your favorite park is out in the countryside or just down the block, it’s comforting to know that it will always be there for you and yours to enjoy. Comforting – but not necessarily true. Park lands can be lost or carved up for other uses, like cell towers or municipal garages. It’s called...

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